Friday, April 10, 2015

Ten top novels about style

Joseph Connolly's latest novel is Style. For the Guardian he tagged his top ten novels about style, including:
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (2003)

Chick-lit, with a bit of wit and bite, by an author who also came up with Everyone Worth Knowing. This rather sassy and gloriously satirical novel was memorably filmed with Meryl Streep as the editor who is not Anna Wintour of a magazine that isn’t Vogue. The unswerving belief in the absolute importance of fashion and acquisition above all else on the planet is cleverly contrasted with the suffering and bewilderment of the underling. The message was – as in all class structures the world over – that if you don’t understand, it’s because you are an outsider, and simply not meant to…
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue