By Jay Jorgensen,Donald L. Scoggins,Ali MacGraw

ISBN-10: 0762456612

ISBN-13: 9780762456611

Marilyn Monroe made background by means of status over a subway grating in a white pleated halter gown designed by means of William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black costume with a unmarried commencing scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A purple nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean used to be a Rebel and not using a Cause. For greater than a century, gown designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers' minds. but before, so little has been identified concerning the designers themselves and their paintings to enrich and improve tales via fashion.

Creating the Illusion provides the background of favor on movie, showcasing not just vintage moments from movie favorites, yet a bunch of untold tales concerning the artistic expertise operating backstage to decorate the celebrities from the silent period to the current day. one of the book's sixty-five fashion designer profiles are Clare West, Howard Greer, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, and Colleen Atwood. The designers' tales are set opposed to the backdrop of Hollywood: how they collaborated with nice motion picture stars and filmmakers; how they maneuvered in the studio approach; and the way they got here to layout garments that continues to be iconic many years after its first visual appeal. The array of flicks mentioned and showcased via pictures spans multiple hundred years, from draping Rudolph Valentino in unique “sheik” gown to the mythical costuming of Gone with the Wind, Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Bonnie and Clyde, Reservoir Dogs, and beyond.

This gloriously illustrated quantity contains candid photographs of the designers at paintings, pics and cloth wardrobe checks of stars in gown, and fashion designer sketches. Drawing from archival fabric and dozens of recent interviews with award-winning designers, authors Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins supply a hugely informative, lavish, and unique historical past of Hollywood dress design.

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