By Hal Rubenstein
100 Unforgettable Dresses is full of the tales, secrets and techniques, intrigue, and insights at the back of the main indelible clothes in our collective thoughts. that includes seems to be from the runway, movie, tv, the pink carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this e-book celebrates the endurance of those lovely, modern, sultry, and outrageous creations in addition to the lasting effect they've had in model, pop culture, and our personal lives.
More than 200 pictures, a witty, informative textual content, and particular interviews with the designers and the ladies who wore the attire display the preliminary spark and alluring drama at the back of the making of every gown. additionally featured all through are vast anecdotes and observations approximately nice sort makers--Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Cate Blanchett--highlighting the belief in their such a lot miraculous seems to be and reading their lasting effect. this is the story of the way a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley develop into global well-known in a single day, because of the paparazzi frenzy whipped up through her red-carpet visual appeal in his now mythical safety-pin gown. find out about the original marriage ceremony costume Narciso Rodriguez designed solely for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that encouraged an entire new new release of brides. pass at the set of best Hat, the place Ginger Rogers's ostrich-feather-laden gown started to molt instantly upon arrival, its flying feathers bringing the film's creation to a halt. in fact, the seminal paintings of exemplary designers--Yves Saint Laurent's Mondrian costume and Christian Lacroix's pouf, Chanel's little black gown and Valentino's notorious purple ones, Diane von Furstenberg's iconic wrap and Marc Jacobs's grunge collection--is featured all through, with lots of inside of info on what encouraged the discovery of every piece.
With its tremendous anecdotes, interesting evidence, and simply enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching learn for everybody who enjoys sensational outfits, video clips, tv, and tune. no matter if you're a manner maven, a red-carpet addict, a star tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won't have the capacity to placed this e-book down!
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100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein