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Made for Each Other

Fashion And The Academy Awards

By Bronwyn Cosgrave

At the Academy Awards, the answer to who wore what matters just as much as who won what.  Focusing on the actresses nominated for Oscars and a few seminal presenters, Made for Each Other traces the fashion trends of the widely watched Oscar ceremony. From the splendor of Vivien Leigh to the spare war-era chic of Ingrid Bergman, from the arresting glamor of Marlene Dietrich to Barbra Streisand's daring sequined Arnold Scaasi pantsuit, Bronwyn Cosgrave delivers a revealing account of the entertainers who have helped shape the look of the Academy Awards and the international couturiers and behind-the-scenes fashion players on whom they've relied. Delving deep into the partnerships that have defined Oscar fashion--Claudette Colbert and Travis Banton; Grace Kelly and Edith Head; Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy; Elizabeth Taylor and Helen Rose; Liza Minelli and Halston; Cher and Bob Mackie; Jodie Foster and Georgio Armani; Nicole Kidman and John Galliano; Hilary Swank and Randolph Duke--Cosgrave demonstrates that from the beginning fashion was as integral to Oscar night as the films it celebrated. In a package befitting the glamorous subject, Made for Each Other includes previously unseen sketches of Oscar dresses by legendary couturiers, rare vintage photographs, and fashion illustrations of key dresses created especially for this book. For fashionistas and film buffs alike, Made for Each Other is a must have for anyone interested in this perfect pairing.

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Book

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  • 391.04791430973 Cos, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2007

ISBN

1596910879


Format: Book
Author: Cosgrave, Bronwyn
Title: Made for each other : fashion and the Academy Awards / Bronwyn Cosgrave.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.
Subject: Academy Awards (Motion pictures) Costume -- United States Fashion in motion pictures
Isbn: 1596910879 (alk. paper) 9781596910874 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Cosgrave, Bronwyn
Title: Made for each other : fashion and the Academy Awards / Bronwyn Cosgrave.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.
Description: 308 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
Subjects: Costume -- United States
Subjects: Fashion in motion pictures
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-292) and index.
LCCN: 2006032958
ISBN: 1596910879 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781596910874 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 391.04791430973 Cos