By Hal Rubenstein
100 Unforgettable Dresses is full of the tales, secrets and techniques, intrigue, and insights at the back of the main indelible attire in our collective stories. that includes seems to be from the runway, movie, tv, the purple carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this booklet celebrates the endurance of those lovely, smooth, sultry, and outrageous creations in addition to the lasting influence they’ve had in style, pop culture, and our personal lives. greater than 200 pictures, a witty, informative textual content, and specific interviews with the designers and the ladies who wore the clothes demonstrate the preliminary spark and desirable drama in the back of the making of every costume. additionally featured all through are vast anecdotes and observations approximately nice variety makers—Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Cate Blanchett—highlighting the belief in their such a lot stunning appears to be like and studying their lasting influence.
Here is the story of ways a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley develop into global recognized in a single day, due to the paparazzi frenzy whipped up through her red-carpet visual appeal in his now mythical safety-pin costume. find out about the original marriage ceremony costume Narciso Rodriguez designed completely for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that encouraged a complete new iteration of brides. move 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 creation to a halt. in fact, the seminal paintings of exemplary designers—Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian gown and Christian Lacroix’s pouf, Chanel’s little black costume and Valentino’s notorious pink 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 fantastic anecdotes, attention-grabbing evidence, and barely enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching learn for everybody who enjoys sensational outfits, videos, tv, and tune. even if you’re a way maven, a red-carpet addict, a star tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won’t be ready to positioned this e-book down!
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