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The Dress : 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion - Megan Hess

The Dress

100 Iconic Moments in Fashion

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2014
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From Ms Hepburn's elegant black shift to Lady Gaga's meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley's safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di's never-ending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch.

Megan Hess' fabulous illustrations celebrate a collection of frocks that take readers on a decadent romp through fashion history, from the haute to the hot. Hess has spent her career exploring and illustrating fashion, and though it is an ever-evolving, ever-inspiring beast, there are particular instances that shine on through the years.

This is a compendium of gowns that have captured a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the indefinable energy of a fashion icon, and an exploration of why they continue to resonate with audiences, decades on. Accompanied by historical anecdotes and revealing facts, The Dress is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped fashion, and, in turn, our lives.

About the Author

Australian illustrator Megan Hess' signature signature style of fashion illusration has made her a favourite with international fashion labels. Hess was born and studied in Queensland before moving to London to pursue a career in illustration. While Hess has lived and worked all over the world, she now resides in Melbourne, with her family.

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    I loved this book so much I now have the Coco Chanel book by Megan Hess

     
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    great book!

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      It's all about The Dress

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        A beautiful book depicting gorgeous illustrations.

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        A beautiful and unique coffee table book

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          Hess's illustrations are stunning. She really captures the love of fashion, and of beautiful dresses specifically. Aside from the gorgeous visual presentation, I also enjoyed the background story behind each dress.

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            This was such an easy read, and beautiful to look at. Any fashion lover would love this book, the art is sublime and the author, Megan Hess, really knows her fashion. It's inspiring to learn the history of such iconic dresses, it's the perfect coffee table book!

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            ..".a collection that any fashion lover will covet for her bookshelf. "The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion" is an ode to the most stunning garments Hess has drawn over her career: from designer pieces that have walked the Paris and London runways, to unforgettable ensembles seen on the big screen (Audrey Hepburn, above, donned the embroidered ball gown in 1954's Sabrina) and the most royal of weddings. Each illustration is accompanied by a description of the film or moment when the dress first captured our hearts and stepped into fashion history." -"InStyle Magazine" a collection that any fashion lover will covet for her bookshelf. The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion is an ode to the most stunning garments Hess has drawn over her career: from designer pieces that have walked the Paris and London runways, to unforgettable ensembles seen on the big screen (Audrey Hepburn, above, donned the embroidered ball gown in 1954 s Sabrina) and the most royal of weddings. Each illustration is accompanied by a description of the film or moment when the dress first captured our hearts and stepped into fashion history. InStyle Magazine"

            ISBN: 9781742708232
            ISBN-10: 1742708234
            Audience: General
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 224
            Published: 1st October 2014
            Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 15.2  x 2.3
            Weight (kg): 0.67
            Edition Number: 1