The quintessential book on the wedding dress, newly revised and updated in a collector's edition, is an exciting look at the variety of luxurious wedding dresses, which both celebrates and reveals their beauty, sophistication, and romance. From Jacqueline Kennedy to Grace Kelly, Oleg Cassini's designs are synonymous with the world's most glamorous women. The same electrifying elegance resonates with his magnificently crafted bridal gowns. This informative presentation discusses every aspect of the wedding dress--the ultimate expression of a bride's personality and the focal point of her day. This book showcases a wide range of styles by such fashion luminaries as Cassini, Chanel, Dior, Armani, and McQueen, among others. The beautiful fashions, photographed by such notable photographers as Patrick Demarchelier, Benno Graziani, Horst, Arthur Elgort, Milton Greene, David LaChapelle, and Irving Penn capture the effervescent spirit that is associated with the wedding dress. The Wedding Dress begins with an overview of the sumptuous wedding gown, chronicling its history from royal weddings to today's celebrities. The book presents a variety of silhouettes--from elegant Empire-style floor-length gowns to flirty short dresses and sophisticated suits. The same electrifying elegance resonates, whether an informal ceremony, a formal evening affair or a spontaneous trip to City Hall. Also featured are some of the best weddings in the world, including celebrity, society, and high fashion weddings. This stylish look at the wedding dress is not only an essential resource for the bride-to-be but for everyone interested in fashion.
Presents a pictorial look at and commentary on the history of the wedding dress, with emphasis on the works and reminiscences of Oleg Cassini, along with other notable designers.
..".a lavish pictorial of the Russian count who famously dressed Jackie Kennedy...this 300-pager is packed with black-and-white photos..." Paper City Magazine .."..this book--filled with stunning photos and illustrations of his fashions - is a work of art itself." Style Substance Soul
Oleg Cassini has designed for such legendary twentieth-century icons as Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and, most famously, Jacqueline Kennedy. He is the author of In My Own Fashion and A Thousand Days of Magic. Liz Smith is a journalist and has written for several leading publications.