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Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
“This is a dark story about excess, commerce, aristocracy and fashion as high theater that is as operatic as the dizzying shows it describes.”
–Kirkus Reviews
“It is one of the year's most inspiring works of nonfiction.”
“Dana Thomas has written a real-life saga that is as engaging and compelling as a work of great fiction.”
–Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thomas Jefferson

Dana Thomas
Photo: Michael Roberts / Maconochie Photography
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Once luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty. It offered a history of tradition, superior quality, and a pampered buying experience. Today, however, luxury is simply a product packaged and sold by multibillion-dollar global corporations focused on growth, visibility, brand awareness, advertising, and, above all, profits.