Vicky Tiel's book It's All About the Dress can be purchased at :

You can also purchase my book through my publisher St. Martin's Press:
It's All About The Dress - Vicky Tiel

"A naughty girl when that was the best a girl could be, inventor of the mini, Paris couturier at 18, Vicky Tiel tells spicy tales from dressing Kim, Ursula and Miles Davis, teasing Woody Allen, staying up late with Princess Grace and more intimate tales than you thought you'd want to know from her years in the entourage of Liz and Dick. Comes complete with tricks you need: bedroom advice, supermodels' diet guide, how to get men to give jewelry and the recipe for a perfect pink tunafish sandwich."

--Gael Greene, author of Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess.

"A delicious romp...her memoir reads like all of the juiciest bits of your favorite gossip magazine, pushing back the curtains of an over-the-top life among the who's who of the '60s-'80s."
--Kirkus Review

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There Is No Grey in Paris Fashion This Summer

August 7, 2013 Posted by admin

There is no grey in Paris fashion this summer, only black and white and vivid colors; fushia, magenta, cobalt, lime, tangerine, and rose red. There are magnificent prints; Sweet English flowers, Ic....

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Fashion Historians and Fashionistas Take Note

July 26, 2013 Posted by admin

Fashion Historians & Fashionistas take note: The mystery of who "invented" or who "created" the wrap dress is forever solved. You might ask "Does it matter in the scheme of things?" Well, Irving ....

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A Truly Handsome African American Was the Fashion Genius Behind Hermes in Paris. Who knew?

June 19, 2013 Posted by admin

  Very few people ever knew that a black American from Brooklyn via South Carolina was the fashion genius behind the original Hermes in the glamour years of Princess Grace and the '60s. Jimmy G....

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PINK PARIS Is a Sight for Sore Eyes, or Eyes Tired of the Long Grey Winter

February 22, 2013 Posted by admin

I arrived in Paris just after a rare snow storm left to find FLUO PINK clothes in all the windows, especially in the men's stores. Men's ties went pink and lavender in America last year (as seen b....

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Kidnapping My Parents

February 8, 2013 Posted by admin

Kidnapping my mother was going to be harder than I first imagined. I needed to harness all my power. The kidnap needed a brilliant plan, a coordinated effort between myself, my son Rex, and my paren....

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God Loves Paris, Too!

January 8, 2013 Posted by admin

A visit to Paris is always full of wonder. You can eat everything you desire all day long and never gain a pound. How? Why? Let me explain. It's simply because God loves Paris, too, and rewards all ....

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Elizabeth Taylor’s New Year’s Eve Tradition

December 31, 2012 Posted by admin

Elizabeth Taylor's New Year's Eve at home during our "fun years" in the sixties consisted of family, fashion, and food. Family consisted of her four kids, Michael, Chris, Liza and Maria; a few of Ri....

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Going Fabulous or Going Barefoot?

December 23, 2012 Posted by admin

How many pairs of shoes does a woman need? Ten pair, a hundred pair or a thousand pair? I have been collecting shoes since I was 12 and went to my first dance with Jimmy Rowe at Kensington, Maryland....

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Fashion Design Student Style: From the ’60s to Today

December 13, 2012 Posted by admin

If you want to be a top dress designer today, you have to go to a great fashion school, and NYC offers two of the world's best fashion schools: FIT and Parsons. Fashion students today at FIT, which....

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The Human Form Is Back in Art in Paris

November 30, 2012 Posted by admin

The human form is back in art in Paris. It is the leading trend this fall for galleristas -- from nude Marilyn Monroe to nude tribal Africans -- the body beautiful is in center stage in all the top ga....

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