From Ms Hepburn´s elegant black shift to Lady Gaga´s meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley´s safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di´s never- ending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. Megan Hess´ fabulous illustrations celebrate a collection of frocks that take readers on a decadent romp through fashion history, from the haute to the hot. Hess has spent her career exploring and illustrating fashion, and though it is an ever-evolving, ever-inspiring beast, there are particular instances that shine on through the years. This is a compendium of gowns that have captured a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the indefinable energy of a fashion icon, and an exploration of why they continue to resonate with audiences, decades on. Accompanied by historical anecdotes and revealing facts, The Dress is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped fashion, and, in turn, our lives.
The perfect book for anyone who wants to know the secrets to always looking stylish with minimal effort. Former Fashion Director at Stylist magazine Alexandra Fullerton reveals the tips and tricks that fashion insiders use to put their outfits together. Including chapters on fashion essentials, personal style, shopping the high street and investing in designer pieces, Alex reveals the failsafe formulas involved in always looking your best
Eleanor Estes´s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn´t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it´s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda´s classmates, ultimately decides that she is ´´never going to stand by and say nothing again.´´ This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the author´s daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin´s original artwork in beautifully restored color.
Featuring the works of such designers as Worth, Fortuny and Christian Lacroix, a photographic celebration of the wedding gown showcases garments from the Victoria & Albert Museum´s renowned collection while drawing on archival letters, memoirs and newspaper accounts to trace the history of the white wedding dress.