The Party Dress


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From flappers newly liberated by jazz, swinging beaded hems and Chanel's sophisticated little black dress to today's red-carpet splendors, women have transformed themselves for parties. This beautifully illustrated retrospective captures the effervescence of the party dress in pages peppered with whimsical quotes and interesting historical facts about the pleasures of dressing up, Alexandra Black traces the rise of the party dress complete with the best examples of gowns by top designers such as  Carolina Hererra, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Zac Posen photographed by world-renowned photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Dean Loomis, and Mario Testino.

  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • 9½" X 11"
  • Imported