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
I had an idea about doing some drawing of costume, called Modest Attire, and then somehow it divided itself into two. One is this -improvised costumes of material of no importance or perhaps even cardboard. A good opportunity for inventing variations on a theme. In recent years I have found myself working increasingly in sequences of drawings which explore subjects and techniques which interest me. These sequences are the origins of the QB Papers; they vary in approach and tone, and between reality and fantasy. But I hope that in each of them in its own way will appeal to anyone who likes looking at drawings.´ - Quentin Blake
Paperback edition, published to tie in with a major V&A exhibition running from May 2014 to January 2015. Draws on wedding garments, photos, letters, memoirs, newspaper accounts and genealogical research to explore the history of the wedding dress since 1700.
The sparkling debut children´s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children´s author in the country. Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book Charming, surprising and hilarious The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams´s beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.