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The little black dress
The little black dress
Edelman, Amy Holman1997
Images of the little black dress abound, and in The Little Black Dress by Amy Holman Edelman, more than a hundred of these visual references are shown in all their short, black, sleek, chic glory in fashion, film, art, and advertising from 1926 up to the present. In her text, which, for the first time, gives a cultural/social history of this loaded fashion symbol, Edelman discusses the little black dress's history, which is all tied up with the connotation of the color black and a woman's psychological and fashion emancipation. For the book, the author has interviewed designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Hubert de Givenchy - designer of Hepburn's dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's - Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi as well as fashion historians and editors. With its evocative photographs and its up-to-the-minute textual history, The Little Black Dress will appeal to fashion insiders, culture watchers, everyone who owns a little black dress, and those who wish they had one.
Main title:
The little black dress / Amy Holman Edelman.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997.
157 p : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-155) and index.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryArt and Craft391.209049 EDEAvailable