Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards

Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards


By (author) Bronwyn Cosgrave

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 28mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 21 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747592829
  • ISBN 13: 9780747592822
  • Illustrations note: Colour Inserts
  • Sales rank: 1,072,284

Product description

The red carpet on Oscar night is the film industry's own catwalk, a place where talent, beauty and style vie for attention. Here, fashion expert Bronwyn Cosgrave gives us the stories from behind the parade of dresses. From the splendour of Vivien Leigh to the war-era chic of Ingrid Bergman, from Grace Kelly's glacial glamour to Nicole Kidman's groundbreaking Christian Dior by John Galliano, Cosgrave's detail-laden insider chronicle traces the trends of the ceremony from its inception in 1929 to the present: a must-have for every film fan and fashion lover.

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Author information

Bronwyn Cosgrave's articles on fashion, film, and design have appeared in the Financial Times, The Times, Guardian and the Telegraph. She was features editor at British Vogue and editor of Sample: 100 Fashion Designers. She has also covered the Oscars ceremony for the BBC. She is the author of Costume and Fashion and lives in Toronto and London.

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'The definitive history of Oscar fashion ... this book is as much a fascinating account of Hollywood as it is of its fashions' Vogue 'An entertaining blow-by-blow account of who wore what on the night' Independent 'The mountain of minutiae she has assembled should amuse fans of both filmland and fashion' Evening Standard 'A wonderfully entertaining account of the drama surrounding the ceremony' Sunday Express