Most fashionistas have an all-time favorite dress, what about designers? A recent exhibit at the Zandra Rhodes Fashion and Textile Musuem, My Favourite Dress, and book of the same name (currently the top fashion book on Amazon UK) explores just that question: What is your favourite dress, and why?
Drawing from actual wardrobes as well as memories, designers - both male and female - explain in ways insightful, revealing, and surprising which one dress means the most to them.
Lush with illustrations, the book looks at the dresses chosen, the influences, reasons, and meaning behind each selection - providing an unusual and personal peek into the lives of the rich and fabulous.
Designers featured include Manolo Blahnik, Jasper Conran, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Betty Jackson, Calvin Klein, Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Mary Quant, Oscar de la Renta, Zandra Rhodes, Clements Ribeiro, Paul Smith, Anna Sui, Valentino, and Vivienne Westwood.
Just like that perfect dress, charity is always in style and in the spirit of the season, a percentage of the proceeds are going to Save the Children.
- Lesley Scott
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