Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life

$18.33 USD

A candid, entertaining memoir told through clothes for readers of Anjelica Huston, Diane von Furstenberg, and Nora Ephron. Tracy Peacock Tynan grew up in London in the 1950 s and 60s, privy to her parents glamorous parties and famous friends. Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Orson Welles. Cecil Beaton and Katharine Hepburn were her godparents. Tracy was named after Katherine Hepburn s character, Tracy Lord, in the classic film, The Philadelphia Story. These stylish showbiz people were role models for Tracy, who became a clotheshorse at a young age. Tracy s father, Kenneth Tynan, was a powerful theater critic and writer for the Evening Standard, The Observer, and The New Yorker. Her mother was Elaine Dundy, a successful novelist and biographer, whose works have recently been revived by The New York Review of Books. Both of Tracy s parents, particularly her father, were known as much for what they wore as what they wrote. In the Tynans social circles, style was essential, and Tracy had firm ideas about her own clothing for as long as she can remember. Shopping was an art passed down through the family

by: Tracy Tynan (Author)