Monday, May 21, 2012

100 Unforgettable Dresses by Hal Rubenstein

209 pages, 2011.
The cover of this book jumped out at me from the non-fiction bookshelf at the way the perfect dress beckons you from a store window--I've got to have it!

If you follow fashion, enjoy the history of fashion, or recall certain events/movies based on a show-stopping gown, then you are sure to enjoy this book.

InStyle fashion editor Hal Rubenstein brings to our attention 100 dresses that made an impact on fashion, whether good or bad, and in some respects shaped the way women dressed.

The stories of the designers, models and actresses behind these creations are just as delectable as the dresses themselves. Learn how Princess Di's wedding dress held wedding fashion back for years and the origins of the little black dress. 

From Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly to modern style icons Kate Blanchett and Lady Gaga, Rubenstein reminds us that no matter how gorgeous the dress, it's the woman in the dress that makes it unforgettable. I will happily go back to fawn over this book time and again. 

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