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100 Unforgettable Dresses is filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations as well as the lasting impact they’ve had in fashion, popular culture, and our own lives. More than two hundred images, a witty, informative text, and exclusive interviews with the designers and the women who wore the dresses reveal the initial spark and captivating drama behind the making of each dress. Also featured throughout are extensive anecdotes and observations about great style makers—Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Cate Blanchett—highlighting the conception of their most spectacular looks and examining their lasting influence.
Here is the tale of how a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley become world famous overnight, thanks to the paparazzi frenzy whipped up by her red-carpet appearance in his now legendary safety-pin dress. Learn about the unique wedding gown Narciso Rodriguez designed exclusively for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that inspired a whole new generation of brides. Go on the set of Top Hat, where Ginger Rogers’s ostrich-feather-laden dress began to molt immediately upon arrival, its flying feathers bringing the film’s production to a halt. Of course, the seminal work of exemplary designers—Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian dress and Christian Lacroix’s pouf, Chanel’s little black dress and Valentino’s infamous red ones, Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap and Marc Jacobs’s grunge collection—is featured throughout, with plenty of inside information on what inspired the invention of each piece.
With its wonderful anecdotes, fascinating facts, and just enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching read for everyone who enjoys sensational clothes, movies, television, and music. Whether you’re a fashion maven, a red-carpet addict, a celebrity tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won’t be able to put this book down!
Great Coffee Table Book, as a former Bridal designer I found myself wishing I were designing againPublished 2 months ago by Judith Barry
I love fashion. Great photos of beautiful dresses. This is a great book for anyone who studies fashion. Great book.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a quick, easy read. Very opinionated, but an enjoyable book overall. The pictures were nice. There was no real order to it though.Published 4 months ago by ff83
Great stories about the dresses, but I would have stuck to better quality of the images presented. I did not think Lady GAG's dress was appropriate.Published 4 months ago by Jane Pabst
Actually purchased this as a gift for my sister...she loves the eye-candy of great design. In taking a peek at it, the book really lives up to its title.Published 6 months ago by H. K. Escandon
I was frankly expecting more of this book after looking it up on the internet. It gives a nice overview of some dresses that are famous or have become famous over the years, but... Read morePublished 8 months ago by L. M. Van Delden