The Beautiful Fall – news from Beniamino Marini in Milan


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Today in the Corrriere della Sera there was a big article about this book (“the beautiful fall”) by alicia drake on karl lagerfeld, saying that karl was not from a rich family and he apparently was going around parisian english bookshops screaming and forcing booksellers to take the book away from the shelves. of course it’s not been translated into french yet and it probably never will be.

the article said also that one bookshop in paris in the 6th arrondissement had the last copy in town, and it was not for sale.

guess what?


My friend Max was in paris for a one day trip and he convinced the salesman to sell him that copy.
which now is on my milano desk, as in the picture.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.