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Creating the illusion, a fashionable history of Hollywood costume designers, Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins ; foreword by Ali MacGraw - hardcover

Marilyn Monroe made history by standing over a subway grating in a white pleated halter dress designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black Dress with a single opening scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A red nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean was a Rebel Without a Cause. For more than a century, costume designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers' minds, yet until now, so little has been known about the designers themselves and their work to compliment and enrich stories through fashion. Hollywood Costume Design presents the history of fashion on film, showcasing not only classic moments from film favorites, but a host of untold stories about the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars from the silent era to the present day
Table Of Contents
The silent era : Sophie Wachner ; Ethel Painter Chaffin ; Clare West ; Margaret Whistler ; Peggy Hamilton ; Madame Violette ; Natacha Rambova ; Howard Greer ; Lucia Coulter ; Erté ; André-Ani ; Kathleen Kay ; Mitchell Leisen and Natalie Visart -- The golden age : Coco Chanel ; Edward Stevenson ; Dolly Tree ; Bernard Newman ; Milo Anderson ; Omar Kiam ; Gwen Wakeling ; Herschel McCoy ; Royer ; Adele Palmer ; René Hubert ; Renié ; Bonnie Cashin ; Leah Rhodes ; Vera West ; Marjorie Best ; Michael Woulfe ; Howard Shoup and Sascha Brastoff -- Elois Jenssen ; Cecil Beaton ; Adrian ; Travis Banton ; Orry-Kelly ; Robert Kalloch ; Walter Plunkett ; Irene ; Charles Le Maire ; Edith Head ; Jean Louis ; Helen Rose ; Irene Sharaff ; William Travilla -- The modern era : Norma Koch ; Dorothy Jeakins ; Theadora Van Runkle ; Donfeld ; Theoni Alredge ; Anthea Sylbert ; Paul Zastupnevich and Burton Miller ; Bob Mackie -- Conversations on design in the modern era : May Routh ; Albert Wolsky ; Raquel Welch ; Betsy Heimann ; Colleen Atwood ; Ellen Mirojnick ; Gary Jones ; Kym Barrett ; Penny Rose ; Mark Bridges ; Lizzy Gardiner and Stephan Elliott
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
416 pages, illustrations (some color), portraits, 32 cm

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