With its unique take on fashion trends through the years, this sumptuous tribute to divas and dresses reminds us that style never goes out of fashion.
Instead of focusing on the designers that have made their marks in the past decades, this original and inspiring portrayal of style icons features the unforgettable faces and bodies that helped propel designers into the limelight over the years. Organized by timeless style sensibilities that reflect distinctive fashion identities, the book features a wide array of fashion icons, including sophisticates such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn, it-girls like Edie Sedgewick and Chloë Sevigny, bombshells like Marylin Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, and eccentrics like Bjork and Grace Jones. Each fashion icon is given her own generous two-page spread. Beautiful photographs illustrate how the subject personifies a certain quality of style, and fascinating texts discuss her influence and unique contributions to the world of fashion. This engaging and endlessly appealing celebration of style will please fashionistas of all ages and tastes.
Simone Werle is a fashion writer and designer based in Munich. Her most recent book is Fashionista (Prestel).
Hardcover, 176 pages, 19,5 x 24,0 cm, 123 color illustrations, 71 b/w illustrations
$ 29.95* | £ 19.99* (* recommended retail price)
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US May 25, 2009
UK March 25, 2009