Dana Thomas’ “Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano” (Penguin, $29.95) tells a dark story about the high-stakes world of couture fashion culture.
McQueen took his own life in 2010, three weeks before an important women’s wear show. A year later, Galliano, then the head of Christian Dior, torpedoed his career with a drunken, anti-Semetic public tirade. Thomas presents the stories of the two men as both being casualties of the war between art and commerce that has raged within fashion for the past two decades.
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