Ep: 72 Natasha Lester – The Paris Seamstress

How much will a young Parisian seamstress sacrifice to make her mark in the male-dominated world of 1940s New York fashion? From the bestselling author of A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald and Her Mother’s Secret.

1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier.

2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother’s work – one of the world’s leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother’s past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets – and the sacrifices made for love.

Read more about Natasha here

Six word synopsis: Haute couture dreams reveal dark past

2 comments

  1. Just finished reading Natasha’s book today. I couldn’t put it down. Loved the story and enjoyed listening to this podcast and hearing how the story evolved. Thanks Natasha.

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