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Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards

liked it 3.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
At the Academy Awards, the answer to who wore what matters just as much as who won what. Focusing on the actresses nominated for Oscars and a few seminal presenters, Made for Each Other traces the fashion trends of the widely watched Oscar ceremony. From the splendor of Vivien Leigh to the spare war-era chic of Ingrid Bergman, from the arresting glamor of Marlene Dietrich ...more
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published 2007 by Bloomsbury USA
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Lobstergirl
Mar 13, 2013 Lobstergirl rated it it was ok
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Moderately interesting, if you're already interested in fashion, but peppered with typos (it turns out there are a lot of different ways one can attempt to spell Gwyneth) and marred by too many words on Courtney Love. (No book should contain more than one.) There is an overuse of the word "sourced," as in, "Integrating a delicate vintage piece of Lesage embroidery sourced by Swank after she and Paster had trawled through Paris's flea markets..." Just say "found," would you?

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Beth Harper
Feb 02, 2016 Beth Harper rated it liked it
Another one I'd like to give 3.5 stars too. Some inaccuracies in the book regarding years and who won which awards. It's really the story of how individual, selected nominees (mostly those for best actress) came to wear what they did to the Academy Awards. Anecdotal. There are pictures of the dresses the discussed women wore, but most are in black and white. You do learn a little about individual designers as well.
Clare
Dec 10, 2013 Clare rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book just didn't manage to hold my interest. The tone of the book kept changing from informative to chatty and slang kept popping up occasionally. Had there been more pictures I think I might have enjoyed it more. As it was I couldn't picture any of the outfits in my head from the author's descriptions. Ultimately I just got bored.

This could have been really interesting I am fascinated by both the Academy Awards and fashion. And yet it wasn't.
Sal
Jul 23, 2007 Sal is currently reading it
now, let's be judgy wudgy just because America's sweetheart, Renee Zellweger, is on the cover. but to quote Andre Leon Talley, editor-at-large American Vogue, "a juicy read.
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