By Hal Rubenstein
100 Unforgettable Dresses is full of the tales, secrets and techniques, intrigue, and insights in the back of the main indelible attire in our collective thoughts. that includes seems from the runway, movie, tv, the crimson carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this e-book celebrates the endurance of those stunning, modern, sultry, and outrageous creations in addition to the lasting influence they've had in style, pop culture, and our personal lives.
More than 200 photographs, a witty, informative textual content, and specific interviews with the designers and the ladies who wore the attire exhibit the preliminary spark and beautiful drama in the back of the making of every gown. additionally featured all through are large anecdotes and observations approximately nice sort makers--Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Cate Blanchett--highlighting the belief in their so much dazzling appears and studying their lasting impact. here's the story of ways 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 costume. find out about the original marriage ceremony dress Narciso Rodriguez designed solely for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that encouraged a complete new iteration of brides. pass at the set of best Hat, the place Ginger Rogers's ostrich-feather-laden gown started to molt instantly upon arrival, its flying feathers bringing the film's creation to a halt. after all, 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 details on what encouraged the discovery of every piece.
With its extraordinary anecdotes, attention-grabbing evidence, and simply enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching learn for everybody who enjoys sensational outfits, videos, tv, and tune. no matter if you're a way maven, a red-carpet addict, a star tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won't be capable of placed this booklet down!