My Favourite Dress by Gity Monsef
This lavishly illustrated publication is a commentary on the emotional attachment that various key fashion personalities from designers, celebrities, models, photographers, stylists and fashion editors have with the one thing that is treasured in their memory or wardrobe: their Favourite Dress. 75 designers and key industry players from around the world have described the very personal reasons behind their choice, through text, photographs by leading fashion photographers, fabric samples, original sketches and other ephemera their choices come alive on the page. The dresses selected by these individuals are intriguing and highlights the intimacy that the designer and wearer feels with their garment. This book gives the audience an opportunity to explore how a dress can be a creative statement, a symbol of celebration, power, and individuality. My Favourite Dress is about choice, memory and a moment; a must have for any fashionista. Designers featured include: Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Amanda Wakeley, Angela Missoni, Anna Sui, Anne Valerie Hash, Antonio Berardi, Anthony Price, Barbara Hulanicki, Bella Freud, Ben de Lisi, Bernhard Willhelm, Betsy Johnson, Betty Jackson, Boudicca, Calvin Klein, Caroline Herrera, Caroline Charles, Catherine Malandrino, Christian Lacroix, Clements Ribeiro, Daisy de Villeneuve, David Sassoon, Diane Pernet, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karen, Dries Van Noten, Eley Kishimoto, Elie Sabb, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, Gianfranco Ferre, Giles Deacon, Giorgio Armani, Glenda Bailey, Hamish Morrow, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabel Toledo, Issey Miyake, Jane Bruton, Jasper Conran, Joe Casely-Hayford, John Galliano, John Rocha, Julie Verhoven, Julien McDonald, Louise Goldin, Luella Bartley, Margaret Howell, Maria Grachvogel, Markus Lupfer, Mary Quant, and Max & Lubov Azria for Herve Leger. The designers also covered include: Michiko Koshino, Naoki Takizawa, Nicole Farhi, Oriole Cullen, Oscar de la Renta, Osman Yousefzada, Paco Rabanne, Paul Smith, Pearce Fionda, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Rowland Mouret, Rosella Jardini for Moschino, Sophie Albou for Paul & Joe, Stella McCartney, Stephen Jones, Thierry Mugler, Tracey Emin, Tristan Webber, Valentino, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, and Zandra Rhodes.