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Pamflet's first summer salon: How Bazaar/ On the cover of a Magazine

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Time 19:00
Date 02/07/13
Price £10.6

Pamflet kicks of their summer series of salons with Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, author of Empress of Fashion: The Life of Diana Vreeland.

Amanda will be talking about Diana’s life and work and how she came to write this comprehensive biography in an evening of bookchat and wine at Drink, Shop & Do in Kings X. Pamflet have long been fascinated by Mrs V, arch-editrix and tastemaker extraordinaire. She was the ultimate example of how clothing can be used to construct a better, truer version of yourself. Her influence can still be felt today – although no-one has ever come close to surpassing her vision, creative courage or pizzazz. She played a part in the burgeoning feminist movement in the ’60s, and believed in the power of fashion to liberate rather than control women.

In addition to conversation with Amanda and as with all previous salons, there will be a ‘bookclub’ element to the evening where they will be discussing the glorious Flowers For Mrs Harris (also known as Mrs ‘Arris Goes To Paris) by Paul Gallico. This ’50s fairytale sees Mrs Harris, a not-remotely-humble charwoman, taking her hardearned savings off to Paris to buy a couture gown from Dior and the adventures she has along the way.