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Kenneth

Kenneth

Shear Elegance

by Giuseppe Longo
Hardback
Publication Date: 15/10/2020
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Discover the story of the pioneering hairstylist who obliterated the once-omnipresent hat and transformed the fashion industry through his A-list clients at his iconic 54th Street Salon. Kenneth Battelle, known simply as "Kenneth," started his 50-year career in the early 1950s in New York City and built a loyal client list who swore by his skills, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Countess Consuelo Crespi, Diana Vreeland, Lucille Ball, and Gloria Vanderbilt. This biography not only celebrates his extraordinary talent but examines his behind-the-scenes life and career struggles, including the disastrous fire that destroyed his salon, and his perseverance moving forward. Through personal memories of those closest to him, including friends, clients, and former employees, the man who created a cult of classic, timeless ladies comes to life. Previously unpublished photographs, notes, clippings, and original Joe Eula illustrations richly exhibit both his myriad achievements and America's 20th-century high-fashion scene.
ISBN:
9780764360039
9780764360039
Category:
Fashion & society
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-10-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Limited
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
254x203x22mm
Weight:
1.04kg

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