Author Camilla Morton on How Diane von Furstenberg's Charmed Life Became an Actual Fairy Tale
Camilla Morton is putting a whole new (chic) spin on the classic fairy tales you know and love from childhood. The fashion writer and internationally bestselling author's new illustrated series blends the stories of designers' lives with those of fairy tales. After penning fairy tale memoirs for Manolo Blahnik and Christian Lacroix, the latest designer to get Morton's magical treatment is Diane von Furstenberg. Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes tells both the story of how von Furstenberg became the successful woman she is (a story which, mind you, includes a real-life prince), with a reinvented take on the classic fable The Emperor's New Clothes. Far from being just the subject, von Furstenberg collaborated with Morton closely on the book and did all the illustrations. We caught up with Morton to chat about why she decided to write the book, what it was like working with Diane von Furstenberg, and which designers she hopes to collaborate with next. Read on.