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100 Unforgettable Dresses Hardcover – October 25, 2011
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“This book is a gallery of…dressmaking magic. I feel as though I am looking at a very special family album, one that revels in the joy, happiness, and desire we inspire in others when we triumph in creating moments of memorable beauty.” (Alber Elbaz)
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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!
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I can't imagine where he's been but he's either very young and can't remember when dresses were beautiful and complimented a woman or he hates women.
Most of the book should have been left in the editor's waste basket.
Shame of the both of them.
In addition to the photos are great storytelling. Hal has a distinct voice that is really wonderfully engaging. You know he just loves talking about these dresses and the history behind each of them.
This is a great book for anyone who is interested in fashion journalism as well as just fashion fanatics. Readers of In Style will like Hal's signature touch on each look -- reminiscent of his monthly feature "The Look." Again, it's not always about being the best looking dresses but more about the ones that you can't get out of your head.
One dress I thought was 'missing' was the Shalom Harlow McQueen paint-splattered dress. But I'm sure I'm one of the many that can say, "OH, but you forgot THAT dress!" The great thing? It doesn't matter because this is his book and his 100!
Great gift. Go buy it for yourself or for someone you love.
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