Fashion, especially Hollywood fashion, can be over the top, and this book about that subject is, fittingly, over the top. An oversized coffee table book of over 400 pages, with photos on every page, it is a treat. Each chapter is a brief biography of a designer, starting with the beginning of movies and coming up to the modern era. I was a little surprised at home many movies inspired clothing trends in real life- including the classic ‘flapper’ look of the 1920! I also learned that not being historically accurate is not a new thing (which I’d been noticing myself, watching TCM a lot), and that there was So. Much. Chiffon. used for decades. This book is a giant treat for the costume lover!
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