The Dress

The Dress

100 Iconic Moments in Fashion

by Megan Hess

Hardback Publication Date: 01/10/2014

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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.

ISBN:
9781742708232
9781742708232
Category:
History of fashion
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
225x153x25mm
Weight:
0.66kg
Megan Hess

Megan Hess was destined to draw. An initial career in graphic design evolved into art direction for some of the world’s leading design agencies. In 2008, Hess illustrated the New York Times number-one selling book Sex and the City, written by Candace Bushnell.

She has since illustrated for Dior Couture, created iconic illustrations for Cartier and Louis Vuitton in Paris, dreamed up animations for Prada and Fendi in Milan, illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and created a capsule collection of bags for Harrods of London.

Hess’s signature style can also be found on her bespoke, limited edition prints and homewares sold around the globe. Her renowned clients include Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Harrods, Cartier, Balmain, Louis Vuitton and Prada.

Megan is the author of five bestselling fashion books and a picture book for children. She is the Global Artist in Residence for the Oetker Masterpiece Hotel Collection.

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