The Many Lives of Miss K: Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy

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9780847841295: The Many Lives of Miss K: Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy
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"This is one of the most wonderful books about a woman who lived her life on her terms in times that called for most to live by society's rules. Recommend it? How about urge all to have an amazing experience and read about this woman who conquered convention and was a player in an unbelievably full life. You just can't make up this stuff! Staggering! One of the best biographies that ever graced my eyes!" Jeffrey Felner, "New York Journal of Books"""Miss K" is a fascinating read, not only for the sections pertaining to fashion, but also for the historical context they provide for this time period. Despite the glamorous aspects of her life, there are some parts of this book that detail the hard, cold facts... I'd encourage any fashion historian interested in the war and interwar years to pick up a copy." "Fashion Historian""Now her cinematic life is getting the hagiography treatment in a fascinating and flawed new book, "The Many Lives of Miss K..."" "Newsweek/The Daily Beast """The Many Lives of Miss K" is a fascinating read. There is nothing missing in terms of accuracy and delicious recounting of the history itself. And although at times it reads quite factually, the book is chock-full of very personal, insightful, brow-raising, shocking, and extremely interesting information, that I just could not put this down. A definite page-turner that unfolds the life of a spectacular individual whose life could not be more incredible if it were fiction."" Examiner ""With such an exciting life Koopman had, this book is guaranteed to have any fashionista flipping through as many pages as she can each day!"" Inside Fashion Chicago " "I did judge and choose a book by its cover. I was hooked immediately, especially after reading the blurb..." " Library Journal""Jean-Noel Liaut gathers and presents the available information wonderfully, often speculating on but never conjuring the tale of this fascinating woman who never ceased reinven

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A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. "Toto" Koopman (1908-1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies intrigue and inspire modern-day readers. Like her contemporaries Lee Miller or Vita Sackville-West, Toto lived with an independent spirit more typical of the men of her generation, moving in the worlds of fashion, society, art, and politics with an insouciant ease that would stir both admiration and envy even today. Sphinxlike and tantalizing, Toto conducted her life as a game, driven by audacity and style. Jean-Noel Liaut chases his enigmatic subject through the many roles and lives she inhabited, both happy and tragic. Though her beauty, charisma, and taste for the extraordinary made her an exuberant fixture of Paris fashion and cafe society, her intelligence and steely sense of self drove her toward bigger things, culminating in espionage during WWII, for which she was imprisoned by the Nazis in Ravensbruck. After the horrors of the camp, she found solace in Erica Brausen, the German art dealer who launched the career of Francis Bacon, and the two women lived out their lives together surrounded by cultural luminaries like Edmonde Charles-Roux and Luchino Visconti. But even in her later decades, Toto remained impossible for anyone to possess. The Many Lives of Miss K explores the allure of a freethinking and courageous woman who, fiercely protective of her independence, was sought after by so many but ultimately known by very few.

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