100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein

By Hal Rubenstein

100 Unforgettable Dresses is stuffed with the tales, secrets and techniques, intrigue, and insights at the back of the main indelible clothes in our collective thoughts. that includes seems from the runway, movie, tv, the pink carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this ebook celebrates the endurance of those wonderful, glossy, sultry, and outrageous creations in addition to the lasting effect they’ve had in type, pop culture, and our personal lives. greater than 2 hundred photographs, a witty, informative textual content, and particular interviews with the designers and the ladies who wore the attire demonstrate the preliminary spark and eye-catching drama in the back of the making of every costume. additionally featured all through are wide anecdotes and observations approximately nice kind makers—Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Cate Blanchett—highlighting the notion in their so much remarkable seems and studying their lasting influence.

Here is the story of ways a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley turn into international well-known in a single day, because of 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 solely for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that encouraged a complete new new release 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 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 gown 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 within info on what encouraged the discovery of every piece.

With its brilliant anecdotes, interesting proof, and simply enough juicy gossip, 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a bewitching learn for everybody who enjoys sensational outfits, video clips, tv, and tune. even if you’re a way maven, a red-carpet addict, a celeb tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won’t be ready to placed this e-book down!

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