Want to read a fashionable, fun book? Then, I recommend Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen. I had the opportunity to meet Rosen (above, left) at Bloomingdale’s in Palm Beach Gardens and then hear her speak at the JCC lunch at the Kravis Center. The book is written like a screenplay and is a fast read. Every chapter has a different narrator with a story about the same black dress. Some of the narrators are a runway model, a movie star, a salesperson, a pattern maker, a Broadway diva, etc. The true star of the story is the little black dress which is the “it” fashion statement of the season.
I understand the audio book is just as charming as the print version with all the distinct character voices.
The book begins with this apt quote from Yves Saint Laurent: “What is important in the dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
Here I am, (far right) with my friends all wearing little black dresses.