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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 from the runway, movie, tv, the crimson carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this booklet 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 200 photographs, a witty, informative textual content, and particular interviews with the designers and the ladies who wore the clothes demonstrate the preliminary spark and alluring drama at the back of the making of every costume. additionally featured all through are wide 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 such a lot dazzling seems to be and interpreting their lasting influence.

Here is the story of ways a canny Gianni Versace helped an unknown Elizabeth Hurley develop into international well-known 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 gown. find out about the original marriage ceremony dress Narciso Rodriguez designed completely 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 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 great anecdotes, interesting evidence, and simply 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 manage to placed this publication down!

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