Femme Fatale by Serge Normant
Famous Beauties Then and Now

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Chic, sexy, and sophisticated, Femme Fatale pays tribute to a century of feminine glamour. Invoking not only iconic beauties like Jean Harlow, Brigitte Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe but also the looks that defined each decade from the 1900s to the new millennium, celebrity stylist Serge Normant crafts clothes, setting, hair, and makeup to transform today's most beautiful women. He re-creates Julia Roberts as Louise Brooks, and Cindy Crawford as a forties glamour goddess, a savvy paparazzi-stalked nineties superstar, and a twenties ingenue. Elizabeth Hurley frolics as a flower child and vamps as Mata Hari. Isabella Rossellini is a curvaceous fifties pinup and an eighties punk. And Britney Spears exudes all the poise of Grace Kelly.

This lavish exploration of fashion history, imagination, and stylish beauty carries with it Bridget Foley's cultural survey of each decade—from social and political issues to art movements and key style makers. Beauty, fashion, celebrity, and photography mavens will all love Femme Fatale—and so will every woman who has ever fantasized about looking like a star.

Text by Bridget Foley

Photography by Michael Thompson

About Serge Normant

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Serge Normant is a leading international editorial hair stylist. His work appears regularly on fashion magazine covers, including W, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, In Style and Premiere. Bridget Foley is the executive editor and chief style critic of W magazine and Womens Wear Daily. Thompson has photographed the world's top models and celebrities for the best fashion magazines.
Published October 29, 2001 by Studio. 160 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction