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These evening gowns made history—influencing the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and contemporary culture. Splendid images capture the rich detail of the fabrics and the evolution of styles and trends in women’s formal wear. These sublimely elegant dresses electrified the spectators at leading fashion shows and glittered at celebrity events. Organized by fabric color, these gowns will take readers on a kaleidoscopic journey into haute couture.
Maria Maccari was born in Milan, earned her degree in Italian Literature, specializing in History of Costume and Fashion, and then got a Master’s degree in New Technologies. She began a career in journalism almost by chance, working briefly for Mondadori Publishers and then becoming a web editor for Condé Nast, specializing in beauty and well-being. She has also contributed to the creation of such sites as iosposa.it, style.it, and vanityfair.it. Ms. Maccari is now planning to launch a glamour beauty portal.