Russian immigrant Valentina Sanina Schlee moved to the United States in the 1920s to live the American dream. She made a name for herself by designing clothes for Hollywood legends Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich, to name a few.
But the story of her life has always been somewhat of a mystery. And not without reason — she often didn't tell the truth.
Guest host Scott Simon speaks with Kohle Yohannan, author of Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity.