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The Paris seamstress

1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier. 2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear clothing. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004456780 F
Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . On Loan . 21 Sep 2019
32320004548560 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . Available .  
32320004404798 F
Fiction-Adult   Rutherford library . . Available .  
32320004404806 F
Fiction-Adult   Thornton library . . Available .  
32320004456152 F
Fiction-Adult   Thornton library . . Available .  
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Field name Details
Classification Number F
Author Lester, Natasha, 1973-
Title The Paris seamstress [BK]
Note "How much will a young Parisian sacrifice to make her mark?" -- cover.
1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier. 2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear clothing. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.
Subject Costume Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Costume Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Generational sages
Women dressmakers -- Fiction
Young women -- New York (State) New York -- Fiction
French -- United States -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
Fashion designers -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Dressmakers -- Fiction
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction
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