Fashion in Film by Christopher Laverty

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The bottom line is simply that the book’s assets far outweigh its deficits. One of the highlights was to read that Schiaparelli designed costumes for Mae West and that there were names that were totally unknown such as Bernard Newman and Irene Lentz among them as well as assorted delicious morsels of movie fashion ephemera.
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Fashion designers have been involved in movies since the early days of cinema. The result is some of the most eye-catching and influential costumes ever committed to film, from Ralph Lauren's trend-setting masculine style for Diane Keaton in Annie Hall to Audrey Hepburn's little black Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's.Fashion in Film celebrates the contributions of fashion designers to cinema, exploring key garments, what they mean in context of the narrative, and why they are so memorable. Illustrated with beautiful film stills, fashion images and working sketches, this book will appeal to lovers of both fashion history and cinema.
 

About Christopher Laverty

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Christopher Laverty is a costume and fashion writer and consultant. As the creator and editor of the award-winning website Clothes on Film, he has appeared on HBO and the BBC, and in countless publications. He recently contributed to a book about the film The Grand Budapest Hotel.
 
Published October 25, 2016 by Laurence King Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography.
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Nov 07 2016

The bottom line is simply that the book’s assets far outweigh its deficits. One of the highlights was to read that Schiaparelli designed costumes for Mae West and that there were names that were totally unknown such as Bernard Newman and Irene Lentz among them as well as assorted delicious morsels of movie fashion ephemera.

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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Oct 10 2016

The bottom line is simply that the book’s assets far outweigh its deficits. One of the highlights was to read that Schiaparelli designed costumes for Mae West and that there were names that were totally unknown such as Bernard Newman and Irene Lentz...

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