100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein PDF

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 seems to be 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 impression they’ve had in style, pop culture, and our personal lives. greater 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 fascinating drama at the back of the making of every gown. additionally featured all through are large anecdotes and observations approximately nice variety makers—Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Cate Blanchett—highlighting the perception in their such a lot extraordinary seems to be and analyzing their lasting influence.

Here is the story of the way a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley develop into global well-known in a single day, due to the paparazzi frenzy whipped up by way of her red-carpet visual appeal in his now mythical safety-pin gown. know about the original marriage ceremony costume Narciso Rodriguez designed completely for Caroline Bessette-Kennedy that encouraged a complete new new release 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 construction 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 incredible 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 manner maven, a red-carpet addict, a star tracker, or a pop-culture aficionado, you won’t be capable of positioned this publication down!

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