The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker

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 w...

Details The Prince and the Dressmaker

TitleThe Prince and the Dressmaker
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Comics, Lgbt

Reviews The Prince and the Dressmaker

  • Lola Reviewer
    This is the graphic novel I had no idea I was waiting for these past twenty years of my life. I have always loved stories about princes and princesses and kings and queens and lavish dresses—no wonder I couldn’t put this down.I don’t want to speak too soon… Oh hell, I can already see this one winning Best Graphic Novel in December 2018 when the Goodreads Choice Awards makes its appearance once again. And if that doesn’t happen, I will c...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    This was exceptional! So heartwarming, and the characters were so lovable. This is definitely a story I’ll read again and again, and recommend to friends.
  • Mackenzi
    This book is the anachronistic 19th century French fairytale meets Project Runway but with cross dressing and deconstruction of gender norms of my dreams.
  • Chloe ♥ (Blushing Bibliophile)
    I received an ARC of this book from Rich in Diversity Tours in exchange for an honest review.I REQUESTED FOR THIS ON NETGALLEY BUT THEY DECLINED. WHEN I RECEIVED THE EMAIL TELLING ME I'VE BEEN SELECTED FOR THE BLOG TOUR I WAS SO HAPPY.I had high expectations for this one. And this book totally exceeded them.Full review to come :)
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  • Dylan
    4.5 stars. THIS. WAS. ADORABLE. RTC.
  • Sara
    This one I'm going to have to buy. I finished it in about an hour and I've been flipping through it over and over ever since. There's something so delightful and whimsical about this story of a seamstress with dreams of being a great fashion designer and a prince with dreams of wearing those designs! So yeah this is a "social issues" book in the sense that the prince likes to wear dresses and has to adopt the secret identity of "Lady Crystallia" ...
  • Misty
    You guys. This was so freaking cute and unexpected! Pick it up.
  • Rian *fire and blood*
    This book was so utterly cute and pure perfection!I adored the realationship dynamics of this book the most. Frances and Sebastian are of course our main stars and they were fabulous! Frances never questioned or judged Sebastian for how he lived and felt and it was so kind and refreshing! Sebastian's relationship with his parents - while at times comical - was the main point of stress for Sebastian. He believed he could never tell them the truth ...
  • Lauren
    Ahhh, this book was ADORABLE! Loved every page! RTC
  • Alexa
    Oh my goodness, y’all, but this book was so wonderful! It gave me a ton of warm + fuzzy feelings as I read it, and I basically just wanted to hug the book, and these characters, by the end of it. I genuinely enjoyed the story, the illustration style and these characters, and would highly recommend checking it out for yourself when it’s out next year!
  • Lauren James
    The graphic novel about a prince that hires a dressmaker to make him dresses to wear is SO DAMN CUTE. It was so uplifting and positive and really cute.
  • Cori Reed
    LOVE LOVE LOVEThis was absolutely adorable. You should read it.
  • Ezgi Tülü
    The Prince and the Dressmaker, is by far the cutest thing I’ve read this year.It’s about a teenage prince who likes to cross-dress, and the seamstress who has bigger dreams than her age, and the pains of growing up, in a way. It’s a story out of a fairytale, and the illustrations fit the narrative perfectly. This isn’t my favourite illustration style, but it definitely is the best for Jen Wang’s story.Their story starts with a dress Fra...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    I’ll be reviewing this on the blog tour on Books and Ladders
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    *I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*This is such a charming graphic novel. Just polishing up this review makes me want to reread it, and I can’t wait to get myself a physical copy!A note before we get started: my interpretation (or perhaps headcanon) of Sebastian was as a genderfluid person, based on this quote:"Some days I look at myself in the mirror and think, 'That's me, Prince Sebastian! I wear ...
  • Gillian Berry
    Utterly adorable. Lovely art, such pure smol bean characters, and all the feels.
  • Xan West
    A copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis is not solely a fluffy feel-good cute story, as many reviews describe it. There are lovely and sweet moments in it, but it also has other things going on that may be difficult and painful for trans and/or non-binary readers.I enjoyed many things about this YA graphic novel. The art was spectacular, really drew me in. The pacing of the story was lovely, jus...
  • Beatrice
    So flippin’ adorable!
  • Jaime Arkin
    So beautifully done!! Definitely a must read!! Full review to come
  • Jenna Friebel
  • Julie
    This was so beautifully drawn and such a wonderful story. I loved having seeing a genderfluid/enby (not explicitly identified, but clear) main character in a historical period.
  • Sara
    This graphic novel is so cute! Friendship! Love! Royalty! Pretty dresses! In essence, this is a story about two teens discovering who they are and what they want and the hardships along the way. But it's more than that because it takes place in the past (year not specified though it seems like the late 1900s), so the traditions and expectations of the characters are different than today and yet the same social constructions weigh on us as a socie...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Rating 5 StarsI'm not surprised that this graphic novel is pretty much five stars all around because it was amazing. The illustrations are well done and not something I would usually like since its pretty cartoon-ish but that I did not bother me at all in this book.The plot was incredible with the prince who feels more like himself while wearing wigs and dresses. Also Frances the dressmaker with her daring fashion added a great element as well. D...
  • nancy (The Ravenous Reader)
    What an utterly adorable read. I don’t think I’ve read anything as cute this year as The Prince and the Dressmaker. Sebastian’s and Frances story is so much more than a seamstress making clothes for her regent. It’s about acceptance, love and the power of dreams being fulfilled. Pure magic.
  • Alexandria Ang
    An absolutely beautiful graphic novel of accepting differences and breaking gender stereotypes! Definitely one of my fave graphic novels now. I also really think the art style is one of my favorites. It's very comic-like where there aren't sharp edges and it's like the artist just let the story flow from her pencil.
  • Shelly
    A beautifully written and drawn graphic novel.
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    This made my heart so incredibly happy. What a marvelous story of acceptance and being true to yourself. I wish I could buy a copy for everyone to own and read.