Fabulous Frocks by Sarah GristwoodFabulous Frocks by Sarah Gristwood

Fabulous Frocks

bySarah Gristwood, Jane Eastoe

Hardcover | October 1, 2013

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No item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style - hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh; outlines alternating between the body-hugging and the bell - and our fascination with the 'frock' has not gone away. From Gres’ draping to Dior’s New Look, from Mary Quant’s mini to Hussein Chalayan’s mechanical marvels, this book looks at the dress in twentieth century fashion.Thematic chapters – Changes, Feminine, Seduction, Must-haves, Fantasy, Classical and Art – set out the inspirations and implications for each new change alongside the stunning photography. It is more than eighty years since Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, but every woman still has one in her wardrobe today. It’s decades since women discovered trousers and separates, but every woman dreams of wearing a glorious, glamorous gown at least once, whether it’s on a Hollywood red carpet, or just on her wedding day. Fabulous Frocks is a book to fire a fashionista's imagination.
Sarah Gristwood is the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion and Elizabeth and Leicester. Jane Eastoe trained in fashion design, then moved to the fashion business press, for whom she regularly covered the international collections and interviewed designers from Jean-Paul Gaultier to John Galliano. S...
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Title:Fabulous FrocksFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:208 pages, 11.5 × 8.5 × 0.9 inShipping dimensions:11.5 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:PavilionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:190910826X

ISBN - 13:9781909108264

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From the Author

A stunning celebration of the dress, featuring the most innovative, inspirational, controversial, and covetable from 1908 to 2013 No item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style—hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh, outlines alternating between the body-hugging and the bell—and our fascination with the frock has not gone away. From Gres' draping to Dior's New Look, from Mary Quant's mini to Hussein Chalayan's mechanical marvels, this book looks at the dress in 20th-century fashion. Thematic chapters—Changes, Feminine, Sex, Must-Haves, Fantasy, Classical, and Art—set out the inspirations and implications for each new change alongside the stunning photography. It has been more than 80 years since Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, but most women still have one in their wardrobes today. It’s been decades since women discovered pants and separates, but many women dream of wearing a glorious, glamorous gown at least once, whether it's on a Hollywood red carpet or on her wedding day.

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Sarah Gristwood is the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion and Elizabeth and Leicester. Jane Eastoe trained in fashion design, then moved to the fashion business press, for whom she regularly covered the international collections and interviewed designers from Jean-Paul Gaultier to John Galliano. She is the author of Elizabeth: Reigning in Style.

Editorial Reviews

'A glorious celebration of 100 years of the dress' The Daily Mail