The Hundred Dresses : The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time
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The Hundred Dresses : The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time

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The Hundred Dresses : The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time

This is a new book that was meant to be placed into a private library. There is a private library label on the inside front cover area, but book was never used, never read and never placed on library shelves.
This copy has a bit of wear on the dust cover.

 

NOTE: This is a Bargain Book, purchased from a publisher or store as a return, which allows us to sell the book to you at a discounted price. The book is in new condition and will, in most cases, have a small dot or line on the edge of the book.

The dress is the last bit of femininity in our closets; it's the only item of clothing which (most) men and women don't share. Wearing a dress is a powerful way for women to express themselves--and every style conveys a different message. Inspired by the Eleanor Estes' children's classic The Hundred Dresses, Erin McKean's classic-to-be by the same title, with chic illustrations by Donna Mehalko, is a definitive look at the dresses, vintage and modern, that make an inarguable statement about the woman who wears them.

Each evocatively illustrated entry identifies one of a hundred different dresses accompanied by a witty and informative look at the history of that particular style, famous wearers (if applicable), and what message, subtle or overt, is conveyed by the dress. Notes on where such a style could be observed and accessories of the wearer are also included. 

Featured are The Wench; The Sari; The Vreeland; The Wrap; The Austen; The Beckham; The Siren (any style, as long as it's red); The Chanel Ingenue; The Caftan; The Guinivere; The Jackie; The Slip Dress; The Biohazard (any dress dangerous to bystanders or the wearer: think Lady Gaga); and scores more. The book also includes a suggested reading list of fashion books, dresses from literature, and an index.

Part style commentary, part fashion blueprint, part clever field guide, The Hundred Dresses will ensure that no woman (or man) ever underestimates the power of the dress.


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