Dressed A Century of Hollywood Costume Design

ISBN-10: 0060816503
ISBN-13: 9780060816506
Edition: 2007 (Limited)
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Description: From the lavish productions of the 1930s to the extravagance of the 1980s and the blockbusters of the '90s, Hollywood's most memorable movie moments all have one thing in commonvisually stunning costume design. Whether spectacular or subtle,  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.446
Language: English

From the lavish productions of the 1930s to the extravagance of the 1980s and the blockbusters of the '90s, Hollywood's most memorable movie moments all have one thing in commonvisually 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 designerthink Charlie Chaplin in The Little Tramp, Judy Garland in A Star Is Born, Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones. In Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, Oscarnominated costume designer Deborah Landis presents 100 years of Hollywood's most tantalizing wardrobes. With a foreword from Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston, this limited edition book, signed by the author and impeccably designed, is a flawless showcase of each decade of Hollywood history. Featuring 300 highquality photographs and scores of original sketchesmany in color, and seen here for the first time, Dressed is part glossy lookbook, part insightful guide to the costumer's artand this exquisite collector's edition, the one book no film and fashion lover will want to be without.

Foreword Anjelica Huston
Introduction
Early Years
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
Acknowledgments
Quotation Sources
Costume Designer and Illustrator Credits
Photography Credits
Index

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