“With beauty, poignancy, and stirring precision, Kate Betts describes what it means to come into your own by going far from home. My Paris Dream is a valentine to a city, a language, and the thrills and confusions of young love and young ambition. But, even more so, it’s a tribute to style itself. Betts has all the elements – grace, humor, humanity, wisdom. What a gift that she has shared them in these delightful pages.”
– Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable
“One woman’s passionate pursuit of fashion in the City of Light. … In this lighthearted, appealing memoir, Betts takes readers back in time to when she was a young woman, still searching for her identity, a tribe, or family of her own choosing, and a place to call home. … For those who are interested in the men and women involved in haute couture, Betts’ reminiscences will be a delight.” - Kirkus
“We all have our own Paris, wherever it is, the place that made us who we are, and this is Kate’s: vintage late-1980’s, effortlessly stylish, a little gritty, seductive as hell. My Paris Dream is a coming of age story that crackles with brilliantly drawn, larger-than-life characters, fashion-world intrigue, and a hint of bittersweet nostalgia.” – Luke Barr, author of Provence, 1970
Kate Betts is an award-winning magazine editor and author who has held top positions at two of the worlds most successful fashion magazines, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. In 2003 she was named editor at large at Time magazine where she created the first globally published style supplement, Time Style & Design.