113th out of 263 books — 49 voters
The Little Black Dress
by Amy Holman Edelman (Goodreads Author)
If there's one women's fashion essential, it's the little black dress. Amy Edelman's homage to this chic wardrobe workhorse is a pleasure. She traces its popular acceptance to a 1926 Coco Chanel drawing that graced the pages of Vogue. The timing was no accident--women were stepping out in the world, shoving fussy, restrictive wear to the backs of their closets. The role of...more
(first published 1997)
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Amy Holman Edelman moved to New York after college to become a clothing designer. After failing miserably, she fell into a career as a publicist and started her own company six months before her first child was born. She is the author of The Little Black Dress, which explores how the little black dress influenced contemporary fashion, art, literature, and film. In 2001 her husband of 12 years died...moreMore about Amy Holman Edelman...