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Iconic Dresses

Iconic Dresses

25 Moments in Twentieth Century Fashion

Quadrille Publishing

By William Banks-Blaney, Foreword by Rachel Zoe


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Through his selection of 25 iconic vintage dresses, William Banks-Blaney tells the history of twentieth-century couture, the fashion designers who created the dresses and the women who wore them. Each dress is examined for its design and construction, its cut and embellishments, in order to evaluate the artistry of the couturier. With exquisite photography of arguably the finest examples of each of these landmark designers, and bolstered by fashion plates contemporary to the selected pieces, Iconic Dresses is the distillation of the knowledge and skill that William employs every day when fitting the world's most beautiful dresses to today's women.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2015
ISBN: 9781849496704
William Banks-Blaney founded WilliamVintage in 2009, as he felt there was a gap in the market for an edited, exacting source of the world's best vintage clothing and haute couture. Christened 'The Vintage King' by Vogue, William has become the voice of vintage within the fashion industry; he has been interviewed by CNBC, appeared in numerous episodes of The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo, and has become the global Style Ambassador for American Express. Clients of WilliamVintage include designer Victoria Beckham, actresses Gillian Anderson, and Tilda Swinton, as well as singers Lana Del Rey and Rihanna.

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