100 Unforgettable Dresses

A must for all fashion enthusiasts, movie buffs, andcelebrity watchers, 100 Unforgettable Dresses showcases thebehind-the-scenes stories of the most exciting, influential dresses from theworlds of fashion, film, elevision, society, and politics. In this lavishlyillustrated style compendium, InStyle magazinefashion director Hal Rubenstein reveals the fascinating origins and legacies ofthe most stunning dresses ever created. Perfect for backstage story snoops, gossip lovers, die-hard shoppers, and pop culture mavens who ca n't get enoughof these indelible, once-in-a-lifetime creations, 100 Unforgettable Dresses willchange the way you think about couture forever.
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Published October 25th 2011 by Harper Design
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For contex, he slams Edith Head pretty hard regarding the film Sabrina 's design, for which Givenchy did not receive credit.

Many, many designers did not receive screen credit for their design work on films, including Edith Head when she was Travis Banton 's assistant.

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Or 100 of them.This was a neat book, lo of pictures and a little history on the clothe.

I liked that all orts of designers and eras and styles of dresses were represented, it made for an exciting read.

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This was really interesting -- part fashion history, part American history, and part pop-culture, this books was a really ascinating look at the statement dresses make and how dresses are bigger than the model/actress/ingenue/star wearing it, with a few exceptions: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly are the actresses singled out for their haute couture fashion and style; for the most part, the person wearing the dress is not even mentioned.

The major designers are represented -- Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Versace ( Gianni and Donatella), Cassini, Chanel, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenburg, Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Edith Head -- and the people wearing the dresses are often well-known -- Princess Diana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jackie Kennedy, Bette Davis, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, and Victoria Beckham.

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100 Unforgettable Dresses: A lovely 4 star book that adequately supports its argument for what it considers to be the 100 most unforgettable DressesGeneral ThoughtsHal Rubenstein 's 100 Unforgettable Dresses is a lovely coffee table book that is perfect for a person intrigued by fashion.

It is a really fun mixture of fashion politics, motives, pop culture, and designer POVs. Minus One StarI had to take away a star for the photography and format of the novel.

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Rubenstein definitely reads more like a magazine writer than a book riter, and this book comes off as problemati, messy, and disorganized.

I feel that, given all his options for dresses to pick, Rubenstein should have chosen the ones that made the most sense both sartorially and organizationally.Furthermore, I hate to say it, but.

I especially hated his little quips like Victoria Beckham " happily " being sample size and how it 's a wonder that Michelle Obama, who is n't even a size 2 or anything, even managed to fit inside a dress.

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