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 appears from the runway, movie, tv, the crimson carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this e-book celebrates the endurance of those beautiful, glossy, sultry, and outrageous creations in addition to the lasting influence they’ve had in style, pop culture, and our personal lives. greater than 2 hundred photos, a witty, informative textual content, and specific interviews with the designers and the ladies who wore the attire exhibit the preliminary spark and pleasing drama in 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 notion in their such a lot dazzling seems and interpreting their lasting influence.
Here is the story of the way a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley turn into global recognized in a single day, due to the paparazzi frenzy whipped up via her red-carpet visual appeal in his now mythical safety-pin costume. know about the original marriage ceremony costume Narciso Rodriguez designed solely for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that encouraged a complete new iteration of brides. pass at the set of Top Hat, the place Ginger Rogers’s ostrich-feather-laden gown 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 gown and Christian Lacroix’s pouf, Chanel’s little black costume and Valentino’s notorious crimson 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 magnificent anecdotes, interesting proof, and barely enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching learn for everybody who enjoys sensational outfits, video clips, tv, and song. even if you’re a way maven, a red-carpet addict, a celeb tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won’t have the ability to placed this e-book down!
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100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein