From the elegant - Audrey Hepburn’s simple black shift or Princess Diana’s never-ending wedding dress - to the quirky - Bjork’s swan dress or Liz Hurley’s safety-pin dress - Megan Hess takes us through the most iconic dresses in fashion, through her stunning illustrations. This collection of dresses celebrates fashion’s finest moments and takes the reader on a decadent romp through fashion history.
Whilst fashion is ever changing, there are certain dresses that capture a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the undefinable energy of a fashion icon. In The Dress, Megan explores why particular dresses and looks continue to resonate with audiences decades after their debut.
Including historical anecdotes, famous quotes and scene-setting landscape illustrations, which remind us of the society surrounding the fashion moment in question, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the dresses and moments that shaped fashion – and how fashion, in turn, has shaped our lives.
Megan Hess is an international fashion illustrator who works with some of the most prestigious fashion designers and luxury brands around the world, such as Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Montblanc and Tiffany and Co. She is the official illustrator for Bloomingdales New York, and completed the cover artwork for all of Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell's books, as well as a private commission for Michelle Obama, and has collaborated with Gwyneth Paltrow for the 'Blo' Blow Dry Bar campaign.