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Betts, Kate 1964-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 39 publications in 3 languages and 1,815 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, con, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kate Betts
Everyday icon : Michelle Obama and the power of style by Kate Betts( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many ways the world has never seen a First Lady like Michelle Obama. From the precedent of her race to the singularity of her style, she has been the object of immense fascination. What she says, what she does, and not least, what she wears, is scrutinized around the world. Writing at the crossroads of politics and fashion, Kate Betts explains why Michelle Obama's style matters, and how she has helped liberate a generation of women from the false idea that style and substance are mutually exclusive. Following the transformation of Mrs. Obama from her early days on the campaign trail to her f
American Dior by Kate Betts( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Dior contains detailed drawings of the elaborate foundations, images of the New Look collection and more. With the introduction of the New look, Dior became American fashion's ultimate agent provocateur playing on the country's appetite for newness and for French savoir-faire. His collection revolutionized women's dress. His designs were more voluptuous with the use of fabrics lined with percale, bustier-style bodices, hip padding, wasp-waisted corsets and petticoats, giving his models a very curvaceous form. Dior used to say that his client would be "the most elegant woman in the world," which proved to be true, dressing an A-list of American icons such as Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Elisabeth Taylor among them"--Publisher's web site
Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first monograph on the luxury house Bottega Veneta, renowned for its superb craftsmanship and understated, no-logo elegance. Bottega Veneta's illustrious history reaches back to a time when the brand was known primarily for its soft, handcrafted leather handbags. Today, the house is renowned not only for its coveted leather goods but also for a remarkable range of luxury products. Now, as then, the brand stands for the discreet sophistication and refined individuality captured in its famous line, "When your own initials are enough." This beautifully designed and slipcased monograph, the first book to explore the world of Bottega Veneta, is the rich result of a collaborative effort between creative director Tomas Maier, designer Sam Shahid, and many of today's leading lights of fashion journalism. With luxury craftsmanship at its core, Bottega Veneta is an illustrative tour de force through the materials, artisanship, and extraordinary products that have made the Italian label one of the most eminent luxury goods houses. Tomas Maier's understated design sensibility, a mixture of restraint and passion, has become the hallmark of the Bottega Veneta brand. This is the ultimate volume for the true connoisseur of luxury handcraftsmanship. -- Publisher's WWW site
My Paris dream : life, love and fashion in the great city by the Seine by Kate Betts( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar recalls her time in Paris - falling in love, finding herself, and beign initiated into the world of high fashion
Brooks Brothers : 200 years of American style by Kate Betts( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A visual celebration of Brooks Brothers' remarkable heritage and how its iconic clothing has been worn and revered by cultural figures, fashionable rule breakers, and pop-culture icons. Since 1818, Brooks Brothers, America's oldest clothing brand, has grown into a global sartorial institution that has influenced American style through its iconic fashions, which conjure intimate memories of pivotal life events--from your first navy blazer as a child to stepping into a bespoke suit on your wedding day. On the eve of its two-hundredth anniversary, Brooks Brothers remains synonymous with timeless style, the finest quality, and innovative designs that resonate with both old and new generations. This richly illustrated book is replete with photographs of the signature heritage pieces, from the Original Polo(R) button-down oxford, gray flannel suit, and Rep ties to the camel overcoat, and features an unparalleled roster of high-profile political and cultural icons who have worn and made these pieces their own: from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy to Madonna, Lady Gaga, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Miles Davis, and Andy Warhol, as well as TV and film stars in Glee, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, and Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. The text comprises interviews and personal anecdotes from the retailer's loyal clientele--fashion designers, writers, and celebrities--each sharing treasured memories and connections to Brooks Brothers. This dazzling volume invites readers to delve into the world of Brooks Brothers, providing insight into the people, places, and historical moments that have shaped and provoked the innovative yet timeless American institution, and is a must for those interested in fashion and American style."--
My Paris dream : an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine by Kate Betts( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college- and not without trepidation- she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire, and to find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs that seemed only to reinforce her outsider status, Kate's hard work and willingness to take on any assignment paid off: Her writing and intrepid forays into la France Profonde- true France- caught the eye of John Fairchild, the mercurial fashion arbiter and publisher of Women's Wear Daily, the industry's bible. Kate's earliest assignments- investigating the mineral water preferred by high society, chasing after a costumed band of wild boar hunters through the forests of Brittany- were a rough apprenticeship, but she was rewarded for her efforts and was initiated into the elite ranks of Mr. Fairchild's trusted few who sat beside him in the front row and at private previews in the ateliers of the gods of French fashion. From a woozy yet mesmerizing Yves Saint Laurent and the mischievous and commanding Karl Lagerfeld to the riotous, brilliant young guns who were rewriting all the rules- Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, John Galliano- Betts gives us a view of what it was like to be an American girl, learning about herself, falling in love, and finding her tribe
My Paris Dream by Kate Betts( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For readers of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, My Paris Dream is a charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris, by former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts, the author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style . "You can always come back," my mother said. "Just go." As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college--and not without trepidation--she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (Bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire, and to find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs that seemed only to reinforce her outsider status, Kate's hard work and willingness to take on any assignment paid off: Her writing and intrepid forays into la France Profonde --true France--caught the eye of John Fairchild, the mercurial fashion arbiter and publisher of Women's Wear Daily, the industry's bible. Kate's earliest assignments--investigating the mineral water preferred by high society, chasing after a costumed band of fox hunters through the forests of Brittany--were a rough apprenticeship, but she was rewarded for her efforts and was initiated into the elite ranks of Mr. Fairchild's trusted few who sat beside him in the front row and at private previews in the ateliers of the gods of French fashion. From a woozy yet mesmerizing Yves Saint Laurent and the mischievous and commanding Karl Lagerfeld to the riotous, brilliant young guns who were rewriting all the rules--Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, and John Galliano--Betts gives us a view of what it was like to be a young American girl, learning about herself, falling in love, and finding her tribe. Kate Betts's captivating memoir brings to life the enchantment of France--from the nightclubs of 1980s Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the grand spectacle of the Cour Carr?e--and magically re-creates that moment of life when a young woman discovers who she's meant to be. Praise for My Paris Dream "An amazing story of a young woman in Paris trying to break into the fashion business as a journalist, My Paris Dream is a fun read. Kate Betts's trajectory of inventing herself is uniquely her own but incredibly universal as well."--Sophia Amoruso, author of #GIRLBOSS "With beauty, poignancy, and stirring precision, Kate Betts describes what it means to come into your own by going far from home. My Paris Dream is a valentine to a city, a language, and the thrills and confusions of young love and young ambition. But, even more so, it's a tribute to style itself. Betts has all the elements--grace, humor, humanity, wisdom. What a gift that she has shared them in these delightful pages."--Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable "Kate Betts's story brought me back to my own young self and the journey I made--in my case, from a small town in Illinois to New York City. She's captured that youthful fearlessness and the romantic impulse we have to strike out and find ourselves--through work that inspires us, through friendships that sustain us, and through heartbreaks that help us learn about our deepest desires. This is an enchanting, magical memoir."--Cindy Crawford From the Hardcover edition
My Paris dream : an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great city on the Seine by Kate Betts( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young woman Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own and discovering who she was meant to be in Paris. Upon graduation from Princeton and not without trepidation, she took off, renting a room in the apartment of a young 'BCBG' family and throwing herself into Parisian culture, determined to master French slang, style, and savoir-faire, and find a job that would give her a reason to stay. After a series of dues-paying jobs, she began a magnificent apprenticeship at Women's Wear Daily and was initiated into the high fashion world at a moment that saw the last glory of the old guard and the explosion of a new generation of talent. From a woozy yet enchanting Yves Saint Laurent to the mischievous and commanding Karl Lagerfeld, to the riotous, brilliant young guns--Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, and John Galliano--who were rewriting the rules of fashion, Betts gives us a view of what it looked like to a young American girl, finding herself, falling in love, and exploring this dazzling world all at once. Rife with insider information about restaurants, shopping, travel, and food, Betts's memoir brings the enchantment of France to life--from the nightclubs of Paris where she learned to dance Le Rock, to the lavender fields of Provence and the forests of le Bretagne--in an unforgettable memoir of coming-of-age"--
My paris dream - an education in style, slang, and seduction in the great c by Kate Betts( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jak to się robi po francusku : jedyny taki przewodnik po modzie, Paryżu i tym, co francuzi lubią najbardziej by Kate Betts( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Becoming - cindy crawford by Kate Betts( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Everyday icon : Michelle Obama and the power of style
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Alternative Names
Kate Betts Amerikaans journaliste

Kate Betts journaliste américaine

Кейт Бетс

کیت بتس

Languages
English (35)

German (3)

Polish (1)