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Allure of Beauty: Women in Hollywood

In celebration of Hollywoods legendary actresses from the 1930s to the present, Assouline together with Elle magazine and renowned fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon presents The Allure of Glamour: Women in Hollywood. From Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich to Anita Ekberg and Julia Roberts, each page of this vibrant anthology radiates with provocative images of unforgettable faces and moments that have forever changed the place of women in Hollywood as well as in our social culture. Elle magazine film critic Karen Durbin delves into the history of Hollywood, highlighting females who have proven their femininity, strength, and talent. The glitzy narrative accompanies a carefully researched, sexy selection of photography that captures the individuality of each woman.

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DIOR, 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK
FASHION

DIOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

DIOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK – Dior has celebrated its 60th year as a couture house by staging a massive haute couture show at the Palace of Versailles and launching a beautiful book. And what could be more fitting than a home known for excess playing host to a designer – and a fashion house – drenched in decadence. BY FARID CHENOUNE (enjoy reading my previous post about Dior Couture Book) Christian Dior presented his first collection to a bleak, post-war Paris in 1947. Dior’s collection was pronounced “The New Look” and made him a star. This illustrated book is based entirely on documents and photographs from the House of Dior, including 150 of its most beautiful haute couture dresses by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano. See also: Book Review: Frida Kahlo, Fashion As The Art Of Being On this article I preferred to show some of the intimacy photographs of a time when Dior himself supervized every detail of his enterprise, and created a team of devoted collaborators and a large atelier of adoring seamstresses. He not only drew every dress himself but also fitted most of his clients, among whom were Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman…

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