The Party Dress

The Party Dress

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by Alexandra Black
     
 

From flappers newly liberated by jazz, swinging beaded hems and Chanel’s well-bred sophisticated “little black dress” to today’s red-carpet splendors, women have transformed themselves for parties. This beautifully illustrated retrospective captures the effervescence of the party dress.Every major designer has catered to the well-heeled…  See more details below

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From flappers newly liberated by jazz, swinging beaded hems and Chanel’s well-bred sophisticated “little black dress” to today’s red-carpet splendors, women have transformed themselves for parties. This beautifully illustrated retrospective captures the effervescence of the party dress.Every major designer has catered to the well-heeled woman’s desire and ability to wear the most flattering frock at the most public occasions, whether for summer afternoon parties, cocktails, or formal balls. Even Coco Chanel, renowned for her comfortable daywear, saw festive party fashion as something quite separate, not to be constrained by matters of practicality. In pages peppered with whimsical quotes and interesting historical facts about the pleasures of dressing up, Alexandra Black traces the rise of the party dress complete with the best examples of gowns by top designers–such as Carolina Hererra, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Zac Posen–photographed by world-renowned photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Dean Loomis, and Mario Testino. Also included is a trove of historical designs that will inspire fashionistas and budding designers alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847829613
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,152,372
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

Alexandra Black has written and edited numerous books on style and design. Her most recent was Rizzoli’s highly acclaimed The Evening Dress.

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The Party Dress 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is interested in fashion or photos, or just love beautiful things will enjoy this book. Lovely to look at and a interesting read.