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, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews The Prince and the Dressmaker

  • Emily May
    This was absolutely adorable.I'm not exaggerating when I say books like this really do restore a little of my faith in humanity. It's a really cute story but, as a person who generally prefers "tense" and "gritty" over "cute" reads, it's not too saccharine as to be unbearable. This is a good graphic novel for readers who enjoy the occasional fun read like Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda or My Lady Jane.The illustrations are simple and cartoonis...
  • Lola
    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...
  • Victoria Schwab
    Absolutely charming.
  • Claudia Ramírez
    THIS WAS SO PRECIOUS. All of the stars for it!!!
  • 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.
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    I was so excited to read this graphic novel, and it did not disappoint in the slightest. This is honestly my favorite graphic novel I have read all year—probably in the last two years, even—and I know it is one I would reread again and again in the future. The artwork is beautiful, the story is so sweet, and I just loved every single bit of it from start to finish. I know a lot of reviewers have said they're hesitant to call this a queer stor...
  • 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.
  • Sarah Andersen
    The art in this! Just stunning! The colors, composition, the flowing linework...Meanwhile the story is modern while retaining the old-school sweetness and charm of a fairy tale (with a happy ending). Just incredible overall. Worthy of study by all illustrators and writers.
  • emma
    WHAAAAAAT.Never in a million years did I expect that from this book.Literally awesome. Beautiful art. Just fantastic stuff. Read it read it read it.That's all I have to say.Bottom line: WHY HAVEN'T YOU READ THIS YET WHEN I JUST VERY POLITELY DEMANDED YOU DO SO.
  • JV
    Absolutely delightful and charming in all the right and bright places! Finally, an unconventional fairy tale waiting to be told for a new generation! This might sound Cinderella-ish, but everything starts with a royal invitation for the Prince's 16th birthday celebration sans the trope-tastic fairy godmother: As everyone in town clamors for that alluring gown to wear for the ball, only one dress stood out amidst the kaleidoscope of colors inside ...
  • Karima chermiti
    well, that was super cute and adorable. My first graphic novel for 2018 and it felt like a breeze of fresh air, I loved it Full review postedWell, The Prince and the Dressmaker turned out to be the most delightful surprise of 2018 and for many reasons:1/ To say that graphic novels aren’t my cup of tea is an understatement. I don’t like them very much and I feel like I can’t get a lot out of them. it’s not like I’m judging them without t...
  • •Paperback Princess•
    I read this book in under three hours and I’m literally drained. This book, omg. Where do I begin? Because I don’t personally go through what Sebastian went through, I can’t comment on the accuracy of the representation, but holy damn, was it amazing. And I ship them so much, my heart is exploding with love and acceptance. I WOULD 10/10 RECOMMEND!!!
  • Hamad
    This review and other reviews can be found here:Thebookprescription🌟 I did not know that this existed until a GR friend recommended it, and that was one hell of a recommendation. I did not even read the synopsis and I actually recommend doing so: it is better to go into this not knowing anything!🌟 This was a very fast read ~1 hour~ and that is why everyone should try it, I know some readers will not agree to the idea of the story but the me...
  • Krista Regester
    The Art! The Story! The Art! Everything about this was great and amazing. I read this is one sitting and refused to put it down.
  • Erin(mortaldivergence)
    This was so cute! And I loved the art! And the ending was so sweet and heartwarming!
  • kayla ☺
    UGH THIS BOOK IS ADORABLE AND HEARTWARMING 💕 the graphics were gorgeous, the storyline was cute, and the characters are amazing. i forgot just how much i love graphic novels
  • chloe (semi-hiatus)
    I received an ARC of this book from Rich in Variety Tours in exchange for an honest review. You can call me... Lady Crystallia. THIS BOOK. THE FEELS.I REQUESTED A REVIEW COPY OF 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.When I was young, I loved reading The Smurfs and Geronimo Stilton graphic novels. They are so colorful, the stories are so captivating, and aaaahh...
  • Taylor
    "I'm a prince who likes dresses."...The Prince and the Dressmaker is a graphic novel I've had my eye on since before it was released, and the premise intrigued me.In this story, we follow Sebastian: by day, he's the crown prince of Belgium, destined to marry a princess and carry on his family's legacy. But by night, he's Lady Crystallia, the hottest fashion icon in Paris.Sebastian hires Frances, a young girl with incredible talent, to be his seam...
  • Tatiana
    So wonderfully sweet and kind.
  • Serethiel
    When I first reviewed this, I wrote that I had no plans for a public review, and friends were welcome to PM me for my full thoughts....Well, I've changed my mind (although friends are still welcome to PM me ;) ).First off, here's a little background (spoiler alert, I'm a conservative Christian):I picked up this book because of the synopsis. Because, upon first glance, it looked like a kid's book (?!?!). And, being a reader who might someday marry...
  • 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...
  • rachel • typed truths
    i wish there hadn't been a forced coming out scene but this made me so happy
  • Lauren
    The Prince and the Dressmaker was SUPERB! I loved every single page and will definitely be reading anything else that Jen Wang releases (I have already read In Real Life and also thoroughly enjoyed that). This graphic novel tells the story of Prince Sebastian and Frances (his dressmaker). Having created a rather eye-catching and bold dress for a client, Frances is hired by the Prince to make dresses for his alter ego (Lady Crystallia). No-one kno...
  • Dylan
    4.5 stars. THIS. WAS. ADORABLE. I went more in detail in my blogpost. Thank you so much, 01SecondBooks, for sending it my way!
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    What I LikedBeautiful Story Of Acceptance. The best thing about this story was the story itself. It is an important story of acceptance that everyone needs to read immediately. Of course, there are some hiccups along the way and not everything is always easy for Prince Sebastian, but the fact that he has a friend in Frances who is there for him and who treats him no differently than she would treat anyone else is the highlight of this story. Thro...
  • Crowinator
    Do not read this if, like me, you are sick and hormonal because you will cry. I bawled like a ridiculous person reading this, like embarrassing uncontrollable sobbing, but at the same time, it made my queer little heart so, so happy. It's the right story at the right time and has the added benefit of being a super good read on its own, with illustrations that fit so well with the story that I can't imagine them apart. Everyone should read this (b...
  • Stacee
    This was absolutely adorable. Loved the story and the illustrations and the characters and the ending and the everything. I’ll definitely need to look into more graphic novels and I can wait to find more of Jen’s work.
  • Vitor Martins
    Um quadrinho incrível sobre um príncipe que gosta de usar vestidos e uma garota que sonha em ter seu trabalho como designer de moda reconhecido em Paris. A história tem um ritmo muito gostoso de ler, o final é MARAVILHOSO e a arte da Jen Wang é 10/10. Amei!