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Clothes Make the Woman

A peek inside London fashion with couturier David Sassoon

Hugh Levinson
February 19, 2009

David Sassoon has become a legend for dressing the rich, the aristocratic, the glamorous, and, especially, the royals. He’s just celebrated 50 years in the fashion business, and he’s now published a lavish book called The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon. It’s part autobiography and part gorgeous coffee-table spread, with pictures of the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Princess Diana modeling his exotic outfits.

Nextbook visited the designer in his London showroom and spoke with him about his Sephardic roots, his first visit to Buckingham Palace, and how Jewish weddings were ahead of the trends.

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