Dressed in Black by Valerie MendesDressed in Black by Valerie Mendes

Dressed in Black

byValerie Mendes, Victoria & Albert Museum

Hardcover | March 15, 2000

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The black dress has inspired designers the world over to create some of their best work. This retrospective features specially commissioned photographs of the featured dresses, revealing their magnificent craftsmanship, exquisite detail, and fine fabrics.
Author and journalist Richard Harding Davis was born in Philadelphia on April 18, 1864. After studying at Lehigh and Johns Hopkins universities, he became a reporter and in 1890, he was the managing editor of Harper's Weekly. On assignments, he toured many areas of the world and recorded his impressions of the American West, Europe, an...
Title:Dressed in BlackFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 13.75 × 10.25 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2000Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810966891

ISBN - 13:9780810966895

Appropriate for ages: 13


From Our Editors

Mysterious, glamorous and seductive, black has inspired designers around the globe to create some of their most dramatic fashions. From Schiaparelli to Dior to Donna Karan, this exquisite book celebrates a lasting fashion essential: the little black dress. Valerie Mendes’ Dressed in Black enacts a fashion show in a book, covering a century of the black dress in myriad forms: chic and simple day wear; extravagant lace, feather, velvet and satin-covered eveningwear; and funky, rebellious street-style outfits. Striking, specially commissioned photographs reveal the dresses’ stunning details while the text provides background for each piece and designer.