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My Favourite Dress [Hardcover]

Gity Monsef , Samantha Erin Safer , Robert de Niet
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Book Description

21 July 2014
This lavishly illustrated publication is a commentary on the emotional attachment that various key fashion personalities from designers, celebrities, models, photographers, stylists and fashion editors have with the one thing that is treasured in their memory or wardrobe: their Favourite Dress. 75 designers and key industry players from around the world have described the very personal reasons behind their choice, through text, photographs by leading fashion photographers, fabric samples, original sketches and other ephemera their choices come alive on the page. The dresses selected by these individuals are intriguing and highlights the intimacy that the designer and wearer feels with their garment. This book gives the audience an opportunity to explore how a dress can be a creative statement, a symbol of celebration, power, and individuality. "My Favourite Dress" is about choice, memory and a moment; a must have for any fashionista. Designers featured include: Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Amanda Wakeley, Angela Missoni, Anna Sui, Anne Valerie Hash, Antonio Berardi, Anthony Price, Barbara Hulanicki, Bella Freud, Ben de Lisi, Bernhard Willhelm, Betsy Johnson, Betty Jackson, Boudicca, Calvin Klein, Caroline Herrera, Caroline Charles, Catherine Malandrino, Christian Lacroix, Clements Ribeiro, Daisy de Villeneuve, David Sassoon, Diane Pernet, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karen, Dries Van Noten, Eley Kishimoto, Elie Sabb, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, Gianfranco Ferre, Giles Deacon, Giorgio Armani, Glenda Bailey, Hamish Morrow, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Toledo, Issey Miyake, Jane Bruton, Jasper Conran, Joe Casely-Hayford, John Galliano, John Rocha, Julie Verhoven, Julien McDonald, Louise Goldin, Luella Bartley, Margaret Howell, Maria Grachvogel, Markus Lupfer, Mary Quant, and Max & Lubov Azria for Herve Leger. The designers also covered include: Michiko Koshino, Naoki Takizawa, Nicole Farhi, Oriole Cullen, Oscar de la Renta, Osman Yousefzada, Paco Rabanne, Paul Smith, Pearce Fionda, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Rowland Mouret, Rosella Jardini for Moschino, Sophie Albou for Paul & Joe, Stella McCartney, Stephen Jones, Thierry Mugler, Tracey Emin, Tristan Webber, Valentino, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, and Zandra Rhodes.

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: ACC Editions (21 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851495924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851495924
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 20.8 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 504,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Any fashion lover would kill to get their hands on a copy. Favourite dress? This is our new favourite book..." Grazia Online 26th November, 2009

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5.0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous gift 24 April 2010
I bought this as a gift for my Mum. It's a gorgeous book. It looks nice, feels nice and was a great gift. It's true the content is not so much, there's (almost) a page of very large writing per dress but it's the kind of book that you'd keep picking up - a coffee table book. Mum's both a shopaholic and interested in fashion design so she was interested in this book from both points of view. It's even inspired her to start drawing up her own designs again! I would definately recommend this as a gift or a fabulous treat for yourself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A feast for the eyes 23 Mar 2010
A beautiful book both in its content and its appearance. I found it an incredibly interesting opportunity to get a small glimpse into the minds of the designers. Whilst the designers continually design hundreds of beautiful dresses each season, there is always one that stands out in their minds which continues to inspire them. A truly gorgeous book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Definition of favourite? 10 Jan 2013
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I expected it to be full of beautiful dresses but of course in retrospect I realise people have favourites for all sorts of reasons, not necessarily all of them exciting.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Huge book, disappointing inside 30 Jun 2012
This book is large and very heavy. But most of the space is wasted. For each dress there are 4 pages - one has just the name of the designer/owner who chose it, one has their photo, the next has some text about why it's their favourite and finally the fourth page is a picture or drawing of the dress. I don't know who this book is meant to appeal to. It's not detailed enough for someone studying fashion design/history and the photos aren't good enough quality to see the construction or design in detail. It doesn't have enough text about each dress to appeal to a general reader either. Most of the dresses are designer catwalk pieces rather anything someone would wear in normal life. It is linked to an exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London in 2009 so I suppose its main purpose is as a reminder catalogue for visitors who were at the exhibition and saw the dresses 'in the flesh'.
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