One of my dreams is to sit in an haute couture workhouse in
Paris for a day or two
and watch the artists at work. Oh, to be
a fly on the wall and watch such dreams of silk and lace become a reality! Reading The Dress Thief has renewed my longing to spend even a few hours in such an environment.
The story involves the inner workings of design piracy and the lengths involved to get copies of couture garments to customers clamoring for them in
There is a bit of intrigue, romance, a few secrets, a mysterious character or two to keep everyone guessing, and a gifted young ingénue to guide the reader through to the end.
I would absolutely recommend The Dress Thief as a delightful and entertaining read. And if you happen to appreciate a well made vintage frock, well, this story is tailor-made for you!
[A review copy of The Dress Thief was sent to me, but the opinions expressed here are my own.]