It uses the English fashion icon Beau Brummell — as the starting point for a discussion on dandyism. Barbey d'Aurevilly had no intention to write an exhaustive biography on Brummel—such a book had been written by William Jesse and published in His aim was instead to use Brummel's life to define what distinguishes the dandy. Brummel had lived in Calais and Caen in France, and Barbey d'Aurevilly met many of the people who had known Brummel during his time in the country. When the book was finished it was first distributed among Brummel's French friends before it was printed in Paris. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Du Dandysme Et Georges Brummell
You could really be a Beau Brummell baby, if you just give it half a chance. Whilst Mr Joel makes some insightful and honest lyrical observations relating to fashion and the current music scene, he also makes the classic mistake of confusing the dandy with the fop. Had George "Beau" Brummell been alive in the late 20th century, I doubt he would have worn bright orange trousers or sidewinders in pink - whatever they may be. Born in , Brummell is celebrated as the originator of dandyism. A very British reaction to the excessive continental fashions that dominated early Georgian London. They were the fops.
Brummell was deemed the leader of fashion at the beginning of the 19th century. James, London , who let lodgings to the aristocracy; his father was private secretary to Lord North from to and subsequently high sheriff of Berkshire. From his early years Brummell paid great attention to his dress. He returned to London, where the Prince of Wales, to whom he had been presented at Eton, gave him a commission in his own regiment Brummell soon became intimate with his patron, and, in , having then reached the rank of captain, he left the service. For a time his influence was unchallenged, but eventually gambling and extravagance exhausted his fortune, while his tongue proved too sharp for his royal patron. They quarreled in , and, although Brummell did not immediately lose his place in society, his debts increased so much that on May 16, , he fled to Calais to avoid his creditors.
George ‘‘Beau’’ Brummell: The Originator of Dandyism
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