Hollywood's most memorable movie moments all have one thing in common-visually stunning costume design. Whether spectacular or subtle, elaborate or barely there, costumes must be more than merely a perfect fit; they speak a language all their own, communicating mood, personality, and setting, and propelling the action of the movie as much as a scripted line or synthetic clap of thunder. More than a few careers have been launched from costumes alone, and many an era defined by the intuition of a costume designer - think Charlie Chaplin in "The Little Tramp", Judy Garland in "A Star Is Born", Diane Keaton in "Annie Hall", Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones". "Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design", is part glossy lookbook, part insightful guide to the costumer's art - and this exquisite collector's edition, the one book no film and fashion lover will want to be without.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc