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The Little Black Dress

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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
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Gorgeous book delving into the influence of the Little Black Dress on women over the last 90 years. Beautiful photos, too, this book has pride of place on my bookshelf.
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
Interesting with lots of beautiful pictures guess it little black dresses. Though sometimes the facts about the various dresses and the people who wore it was a bit vague.
I love learning about things that are taken for granted in our cultural make up . Of course I was also swayed by Ms Hepburn on the cover :)
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Ah! Love her, love the book :D
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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 ...more
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