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作       者:Tracy Tynan

出  版  社:Scribner

出版时间:2016-07-12

字       数:39.2万

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A candid, entertaining memoir told through clothes. Tracy Peacock Tynan grew up in London in the 1950’s and 60s, privy to her parents’ glamorous parties and famous friends—Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Orson Welles. Cecil Beaton and Katharine Hepburn were her godparents. Tracy was named after Katherine Hepburn’s character, Tracy Lord, in the classic film, The Philadelphia Story. These stylish showbiz people were role models for Tracy, who became a clotheshorse at a young age. Tracy’s father, Kenneth Tynan, was a powerful theater critic and writer for the Evening Standard, The Observer, and The New Yorker. Her mother was Elaine Dundy, a successful novelist and biographer, whose works have recently been revived by The New York Review of Books. Both of Tracy’s parents, particularly her father, were known as much for what they wore as what they wrote. In the Tynans’ social circles, style was essential, and Tracy had firm ideas about her own clothing for as long as she can remember. Shopping was an art passed down through the family; though shopping trips with her mother were so traumatic that Tracy started shopping on her own when she was fourteen. When Tracy started writing about her life she found that clothing was the focus of many of her stories. She recalls her father’s dandy attire and her mother’s Pucci dresses, as well as her parents’ rancorous marriage and divorce, her father’s prodigious talents and celebrity lifestyle, and her mother’s lifelong struggle with addiction. She tackles issues big and small using clothes as an entrée—relationships, marriage, children, stepchildren, blended families, her parent’s decline and deaths, and her work as a costume designer are all recounted with humor, with insight, and with the special joy that can only come from finding the perfect outfit.
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Cover

Dedication

Epigraph

Introduction: Why Clothing?

Chapter 1: The Lemon-Yellow Underpants

Chapter 2: My Mother’s Fur Coat

Chapter 3: The Pearl Necklace

Chapter 4: The Pale Blue Chemise

Chapter 5: School Uniforms:Purple, Blue, and None

Chapter 6: The Brown Wellington Boots

Chapter 7: Bikinis and Water Skis

Chapter 8: The Apple-Green Shoes

Chapter 9: The White Cotton Circle-Stitched Torpedo Bra

Chapter 10: White Jeans and White Denim Jacket

Chapter 11: My Mother’s Pucci Dress

Chapter 12: The Gold Flapper Dress

Chapter 13: The Silver Chain and the Poncho

Chapter 14: Sexcapades and the Plaid Pinafores

Chapter 15: Twenty-One in Ossie Clark

Chapter 16: The One-Size-Fits-All Clothing That Fits in a Bag

Chapter 17: Pierrot

Chapter 18: The Brown Fedora and the Gold Lamé Jeans

Chapter 19: The Leisure Suit and “Guayabera” Years

Chapter 20: Black Is Black: Memorials 1, 2, and 3

Chapter 21: The Diaries and the Gold Watch

Chapter 22: The “Chitenge”

Chapter 23: The T-shirt Wedding Dress

Chapter 24: Breathless Beginnings: The Shirt-jac

Chapter 25: Freebies, ’50s Glamour, and Funky Smells

Chapter 26: The Maroon Plaid Dress

Chapter 27: It Helps to Be Married to the Costume Designer: The Crepe de Chine Wedding Dress

Chapter 28: “Great Balls of Fire!” The Faux-Leopard-Trim Suit

Chapter 29: The Pink Knitted Cap

Chapter 30: The Striped Silk Socks

Chapter 31: The Pink Quartz Heart

Chapter 32: The Muji T-shirt

Chapter 33: The Ultimate Blended Family: More Wedding Attire

Chapter 34: The Black Trench Coat

Chapter 35: Glamour Togs

Chapter 36: Comfort with Style

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Copyright

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