David Wolfe's History of Hollywood Fashions, Classic Drama Queens, Commentary, Costumes and Paper Dolls

 
9781942490166: David Wolfe's History of Hollywood Fashions, Classic Drama Queens, Commentary, Costumes and Paper Dolls

"Classic Drama Queens" pays tribute to stars and costume designs as seen on the screen in the '30s, '40s and '50s...Hollywood's Historic Golden Age.  

The first volume of a super-sized new series, "David Wolfe's History of Hollywood Fashions," provides 6 paper dolls and 10 pages of costumes by famous designers for silver screen star, plus authoritative commentary by David Wolfe, the popular artist and Hollywood fashion historian. 

Classic Drama Queens features Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Greer Garson and Loretta Young, famous leading ladies from Hollywood's Golden Age. They starred in many important dramatic films, always dressed in beautiful costumes that added to their star quality. This new book, the first in a projected on-going series, spotlights 33 creative costume designs executed by talented designers including Adrian, Edith Head, Robert Kalloch, Bonnie Cashin and Orry-Kelly, among others from any of Hollywood's greatest hits including Now, Voyager, Mildred Pierce, Mrs. Miniver, The Women, Queen Christina, Camille and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

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As a little boy growing up in Ohio, David was fascinated by his older cousin's collection of movie star paper dolls from the 1940s and '50s. The glamour of fashion and film resonated with the artistic child and led to a highly successful career in the fashion industry, starting with a job in a small town department store. David moved to London when it was the hot spot for swinging '60s style. He became one of Europe's leading fashion illustrators with work appearing in British newspapers and magazines as well as advertising campaigns for leading fashion stores in London and Paris. As the 1970s began, David added another dimension to his creativity when he became one of the world's first fashion trend forecasters, traveling to fashion shows in Milan, Florence, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and even Tokyo. He is today the creative director of The Doneger Group, an important fashion consultancy firm based in New York City. Today David Wolfe is considered an international authority of renown, the most widely quoted personality in fashion. David shares his knowledge of fashion history as a guest lecturer for fashion schools in New York and LA.

Paper dolls came back into David's life in 2002 when he discovered the community of collectors and artists dedicated to keeping alive the passion that he had as a child. He soon became a managing editor of Paper Doll Studio for the Original Paper Doll Artists Guild and a regular contributor to the specialty magazine, Paperdoll Review. Having ended his career as a fashion illustrator long ago, David is happy that paper dolls allow him to again create glamorous artwork. His recognizable style is a very deliberate re-creation of the lush, lavish technique employed by artists during the 1940s and '50s, the golden years of paper dolls. When he's not traveling the globe for his popular programs on fashion trends, David happily creates paper dolls from his home studio in the quaint village of Sea Cliff on Long Island's north shore.

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