Jean Patou: A Fashionable Life by Emmanuelle Polle
Release Date: September 24, $95.00
Now this book sounds like it actually will elucidate the life of a famous designer. Jean Patou was a legendary French couturier who died in the mid-1930s, and the list of past designers for the house of Patou reads like a who’s who of the fashion world, including Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, and Jean Paul Gaultier. Today the Jean Patou brand only makes fragrances, but it’s important for all budding and current fashionistas to know and understand his legacy.