Do you remember the safety pin-embellished Versace dress worn by Liz Hurley, turning her into an overnight sensation? Do you remember the white wedding gown worn by Caroline Bessette-Kennedy, designed exclusively for her by Narciso Rodriguez? These are just some of the dresses featured in 100 Unforgettable Dresses, a new coffee-table tome by Hal Rubenstein.
The book chronicles some of the most enduring dresses in history, from the runway, from the silver screen, from the red carpet. Using stories, secrets, interviews, plenty of humor, and over 200 images, Rubenstein explores the history behind Chanel’s infamous little black dress, Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress, the floral grunge dress designed by Marc Jacobs for his first ever runway collection, the pouf dress by Christian Lacroix, and the Mondrian dress by Yves Saint Laurent, just to name a few. Plus, anecdotes from the designers, thoughts on the inspiration behind each dress, and interviews with some of the tastemakers that have worn them.
100 Unforgettable Dresses ($21) is available now from Amazon.com. Consider it the perfect gift for your fashion-loving friend.