Janey and Me, Growing Up with My Mother (Signed copy)
Signed and dedicated by Virginia Ironside
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 15.5cm, 308pp.
Signed and dedicated by Virginia Ironside to the title page.
Is it every woman’s fate to turn into her mother? This is renowned writer and journalist Virginia Ironside’s poignant and blackly funny memoir of life with fashion professor and media icon Janey Ironside, for whom, even years after her death, Virginia continues to be mistaken. Stylish, beautiful and self-loathing, Janey Ironside was to lead a cultural revolution. In 1956 she became Professor of Fashion at the Royal College of Art, then an extraordinary appointment for a young mother. Discovering and promoting designers like Ossie Clark and Bill Gibb, she changed the way people dressed around the world and herself became a fashion icon. Yet the qualities that made her great – wit, talent and drive – did not bring happiness to either her or her family.
A good copy. The wrapper has a little creasing to the edges and is sunned to the rear half of the spine and back panel but the book itself is in good solid condition.
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