Required Reading: 'The Evening Dress'
Not all women are fortunate enough to have a precise vision of their ideal dress in mind from the moment they first say “I do”—some need a bit of help. Fashion historian Alexandra Black’s The Evening Dress traces the design decisions that go into the styles showcased in the book, from Christian Dior’s ‘Mozart’ dress to a shimmering gold sheath by Versace to a Byzantine-inspired ball gown by Viktor and Rolf. Full-page photos of dressed-to-impress fashion icons—among them Gloria Swanson, Barbara Stanwyck, and Louise Brooks—and explorations of the ways their style has been recycled throughout the ages are sure to inspire.
From the Summer 2007 New York Wedding Guide