Queer Review: The Prince and the Dressmaker


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Jordan Nauton, Staff Writer

The Prince and the Dressmaker is a graphic novel set at the dawn of the modern age. It follows Prince Sebastion whose parents want him to marry quickly. It also shows the reader the life of Frances who helps the prince transform into his alter ego, a dazzling fashionista. This captivating story mixes tension and lightheartedness all expressed through a love of fashion. The Prince and the Dressmaker sits at 4.5 stars on Amazon and 5 at Barnes and Noble. Goodreads user Lola raves, “This is the graphic novel I had no idea I was waiting for these past twenty years of my life.” Emily Aronson says, “I didn’t expect it, it made me really happy that there were people who understood and accepted what was going on.” She also says, “I think it’s like when looking at a broader perspective at the LGBTQ+ community people need to see more acceptance, and it brings more awareness.” Spoilers from here on! The Prince and the Dressmaker is an amazing book, the illustrations are wonderful, I could see all the dresses spin in front of me as Sebastion did. Frances’s emotions shone through the page during heartbreak, and once again during love. Sebastian struggles with his father’s health and his secret is beautifully written. The story and the art intertwine to create an amazing graphic novel.