The New Garconne: How to Be a Modern Gentlewoman

By Navaz Batliwalla

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  • Hardback
  • 56 illustrations
  • 160 pages
  • 8⅜ x 6½ ins
  • ISBN 9781780678580
  • Published September 2016

The New Garconne is a non-prescriptive guide for today’s modern, independent and stylish woman. It espouses a grown-up style and attitude with a masculine-feminine aesthetic, where culture, history, beauty, intelligence, feminism, quality and taste are celebrated.

Women who embody the look include Katharine Hepburn, Andree Putman, Lauren Hutton, Janelle Monáe, Phoebe Philo, Ines de la Fressange, Tilda Swinton, Stella Tennant and Joan Didion.

This visually inspiring book explores the look, history and essence of gentlewoman style. It also features profiles of modern women who typify the style, alongside beautifully photographed and curated imagery and how-to-get-the-look information.

'From Coco Chanel to the playwright Françoise Sagan, women have long stood out for androgynous fashion that questioned gender norms. The New Garçonne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman explores the codes of being a modern day garçon manqué (tomboy)' 
The Guardian

'A must-have book for modern, independent and stylish women'
The Independent 

About the Author

Navaz Batliwalla is a freelance fashion stylist, content creator and creative consultant. She is also the writer and founder of the fashion blog Disneyrollergirl.net.

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THE HERITAGE

THE ADVOCATES


Bella Freud
Polly Morgan
Caroline Issa
Chloe Lonsdale
Donna Wallace
Sophie Hersan
Daphné Hézard
Laurence Dacade
Phyllis Wang
Kris Kim, Retailer
Sophie Auster
Kristen Naiman
Jill Nicholls

THE STYLE CODES

Street-style Gallery

THE SOURCE BOOK: A round-up of the brands, places and products that define this look.