By Hal Rubenstein
100 Unforgettable Dresses is stuffed with the tales, secrets and techniques, intrigue, and insights in the back of the main indelible clothes in our collective thoughts. that includes appears to be like from the runway, movie, tv, the purple carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this ebook celebrates the endurance of those wonderful, smooth, sultry, and outrageous creations in addition to the lasting impression they’ve had in style, pop culture, and our personal lives. greater than 2 hundred photographs, a witty, informative textual content, and particular interviews with the designers and the ladies who wore the clothes demonstrate the preliminary spark and appealing 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 perception in their so much fabulous seems to be and interpreting their lasting influence.
Here is the story of the way a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley develop into global recognized in a single day, because of the paparazzi frenzy whipped up by way of her red-carpet visual appeal in his now mythical safety-pin gown. find out about the original marriage ceremony dress Narciso Rodriguez designed solely for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that encouraged an entire new new release of brides. cross at the set of Top Hat, the place Ginger Rogers’s ostrich-feather-laden costume started to molt instantly upon arrival, its flying feathers bringing the film’s construction 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 costume 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 within details on what encouraged the discovery of every piece.
With its outstanding anecdotes, interesting proof, and simply enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching learn for everybody who enjoys sensational outfits, videos, tv, and track. no matter if you’re a manner maven, a red-carpet addict, a star tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won’t be capable of positioned this booklet down!
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100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein