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, Lgbt, Comics, 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.
  • Zoë
    Loved, loved, loved! The art style was colorful and cute and atmospheric, which is exactly what I enjoy in a graphic novel. It takes place in late 19th century France, which gives the story a slightly fairytale vibe. The characters were lovable and helped each other become the best versions of themselves. And, of course, my favorite aspect was how respectfully gender identity is discussed. I could go on and on about what I loved, but I think you ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Patricia Bejarano
    ESTA NOVELA GRÁFICA ES LO MÁS BONITO QUE HE LEÍDO EN MI VIDA, SIN EXAGERAR. La historia tiene un guión increíble, los dibujos son preciosos y la historia es MUY NECESARIA y a la vez, muy bonita. Muchas veces lo que no me acaba de convencer de este tipo de novelas es que no suelo llegar a entender del todo las motivaciones y las personalidades de los personajes, porque siento que es difícil hacerlo... pero es que Jen Wang en este libro lo co...
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    This was amazing! Beautiful graphic novel with whimsical, royal setting. The art style reflected this in its use of gold, olive, and muted jewel tones.Topics include gender identity and self expression with relation to gender identity, family pressure. I loved how Frances, the dressmaker, was so skillful and talented with fashion design and was quietly confident. She wouldn’t take no for an answer and valued her self worth. I also loved the use...
  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
    ¡ESTE LIBRO ES PRECIOSO! Empecé a leerlo pensando que iba a ser una novela gráfica más, pero me encontré con una historia increíble sobre un príncipe de Bélgica al que, por las noches, le gusta vestirse de mujer y, eventualmente, encuentra a una chica que le diseña vestidos maravillosos y lo acepta tal cual es sin juzgarlo. De verdad, The Prince and the Dressmaker es una historia tan linda y natural que no hay lugar a confusiones, enredo...
  • •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 ♡
    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
    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!