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Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards

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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 to Barbra Streisand's daring sequined Arnold Scaasi pantsuit, Bronwyn Cosgrave delivers a revealing account of the entertainers who have helped shape the look of the Academy Awards and the international couturiers and behind-the-scenes fashion players on whom they've relied. Delving deep into the partnerships that have defined Oscar fashion--Claudette Colbert and Travis Banton; Grace Kelly and Edith Head; Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy; Elizabeth Taylor and Helen Rose; Liza Minelli and Halston; Cher and Bob Mackie; Jodie Foster and Georgio Armani; Nicole Kidman and John Galliano; Hilary Swank and Randolph Duke--Cosgrave demonstrates that from the beginning fashion was as integral to Oscar night as the films it celebrated. In a package befitting the glamorous subject, Made for Each Other includes previously unseen sketches of Oscar dresses by legendary couturiers, rare vintage photographs, and fashion illustrations of key dresses created especially for this book. For fashionistas and film buffs alike, Made for Each Other is a must have for anyone interested in this perfect pairing.

Synopsis:

Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations and fashion selections of actresses nominated for an Academy Award, from the early beginning of the award show in 1928 up to the present.

About the Author

In addition to working at British Vogue, Bronwyn Cosgrave covered the Academy Awards for the BBC. Her features on fashion, film, contemporary art, and interior design have appeared in the Financial Times, the Times, the Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar and the Telegraph Magazine. She recently edited Sample: Cuttings from Contemporary Fashion, which the Guardian named one of 2005’s best books. She is also is the author of Costume and Fashion: A Complete History. She lives in London.

Table of Contents

Show business — The getaway — Gone with the wind — Dark victory — Applause — The women — Steipping out --The bad and the beautiful — The only game in town — A foreign affair 00 What price Hollywood? — The greatest show on earth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596917521
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
Popular Culture
Author:
Bronwyn Cosgrave
Author:
Cosgrave, Bronwyn
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
Subject:
Fashion in motion pictures.
Subject:
Art-Style and Design
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Fashion and Costume
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Performing Arts : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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