“Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.”
It’s been a while!
I was fortunate enough to meet Jan Wang at Emerald City’s Comic Con convention last weekend. I’d seen press about her new graphic novel and immediately put in a request at my local library in order to tear through it in less than 30 minutes.
It does not disappoint! The art style captivates the beautiful of the time period, the characters are clear and endearing while message remains the most important part of the story. It was very fitting getting to meet the author/illustrator at such an accepting convention.
The hardcover is definitely worth spending just a little bit more. It’s going to look stunning on my shelf of signed first editions. For a wonderful and beautiful quick read, look no further than The Prince and the Dressmaker!