Armed with her trusty Mont Blanc, Monty, Megan Hess has captured the ephemeral sheen of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, sketched for countless luxury labels and immortalised their lavish confections. Fresh from coaxing the effortless chic of New York’s cabal of designer-clad denizens, the illustrator to the couturiers has now turned her pen, and deft eye, to the capitale de la mode: jolly Paris.
From Angelina’s moreish pâtisseries to the feathered bustles of the Moulin Rouge pin-ups, with a detour via the romantic haunts, hotels and boutiques favoured by the likes of Coco Chanel and Lagerfeld, Hess’s blissful gambol ticks off the City of Light’s iconic spots, and swankiest hangouts, in her inimitable bold strokes and sparing palette. Exuberant, oh-so stylish and playfully dotted with stilettoed Amazons pitter-pattering about, this ode to Paris cum nifty little black little black book is a must-have for savvy fashionistas.
Paris Through a Fashion Eye, by Megan Hess, Published by Hardie Grant, List price: £12.99
From France Today magazine
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