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    DescriptionIt's amazing that one feathered dress helped shape the most memorable number of the screen's greatest dance team, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It's a rush to discover that a fabric developed for automobile upholstery became the source for Halston's most famous creation. And although many people may not remember what film she won her Best Actress Oscar for ("The Hours"), no red-carpet watcher can forget the immediate and stunning effect of a young, copper-tressed Nicole Kidman in a commanding chartreuse chinoiserie gown by Dior. Fashion's calendar of shows may be fixed years in advance but its landmark events - such as Alexander McQueen revealing the final dress for one of his presentations as a three-dimensional hologram, or Jason Wu discovering Michelle Obama had selected his design for her inaugural ball gown only by actually seeing her appear on television, or Marilyn Monroe entertaining President John F. Kennedy in a second skin of sequins - were all unexpected, serendipitous delights. Today we thrive on both the recognition of fashion's immediate ability to shape our self-images and our enlightened awareness of the way past examples of significant design affected the way women dressed, as well as how society perceived them. "100 Unforgettable Dresses" celebrates this remarkable power by citing those gowns, minis, muumuus, shifts, shirtwaists, sheaths, costumes, and beaded extravaganzas that sparked unforgettable collective memories and are directly responsible for changing how women wanted to look. Media personality and style authority Hal Rubenstein relates the stories of these amazing creations with an entertaining, fact-rich text that contains fascinating history, eye-opening anecdotes, and illuminating details about each dress' inspiration and construction, its contribution to fashion design, and its influence on popular culture.


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    Title
    100 Unforgettable Dresses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hal Rubenstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061151668
    ISBN 10: 0061151661
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    Libri: ENGM3500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    Ingram Subject Code: FG
    Libri: BEKL6054, ENTW9054, MODE1500
    BIC subject category V2: AKTH
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HEA003000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 391.2
    DC22: 391.4/72, 391.472
    Ingram Theme: INDS/POPCUL
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3, AGA
    LC classification: GT2060 .R83 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    200 Colour
    Publisher
    Harper Design International
    Imprint name
    Harper Design International
    Publication date
    20 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Hal Rubenstein is the fashion director of InStyle magazine and one of its founding editors. Formerly men's style editor of the New York Times Magazine, Rubenstein also created and edited the cult classic Egg Magazine. As a contributing editor, he has written cover stories and interviews, and served as a columnist on various pop culture topics for The New Yorker, New York magazine, Interview, Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Details. A recipient of the Eleanor Lambert Founder's Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Rubenstein is the author of 100 Unforgettable Dresses (Harper Design) and Paisley Goes with Nothing: A Man's Guide to Style (Doubleday). A native New Yorker, he has no desire to live anywhere else.
    Review quote
    "This book is a gallery of...dressmaking magic. I feel as though I am looking at a very special family album, one that revels in the joy, happiness, and desire we inspire in others when we triumph in creating moments of memorable beauty." -- Alber Elbaz