Author(s): Megan Hess
From Ms Hepburn's elegant black shift to Lady Gaga's meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley's safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di's never-ending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. Megan Hess' fabulous illustrations celebrate a collection of frocks that take readers on a decadent romp through fashion history, from the haute to the hot. Hess has spent her career exploring and illustrating fashion, and though it is an ever-evolving, ever-inspiring beast, there are particular instances that shine on through the years. This is a compendium of gowns that have captured a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the indefinable energy of a fashion icon, and an exploration of why they continue to resonate with audiences, decades on. Accompanied by historical anecdotes and revealing facts, The Dress is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped fashion, and, in turn, our lives.
a collection that any fashion lover will covet for her bookshelf. The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion is an ode to the most stunning garments Hess has drawn over her career: from designer pieces that have walked the Paris and London runways, to unforgettable ensembles seen on the big screen (Audrey Hepburn, above, donned the embroidered ball gown in 1954 s Sabrina) and the most royal of weddings. Each illustration is accompanied by a description of the film or moment when the dress first captured our hearts and stepped into fashion history. InStyle Magazine"
Australian illustrator Megan Hess' signature signature style of fashion illusration has made her a favourite with international fashion labels. Hess was born and studied in Queensland before moving to London to pursue a career in illustration. While Hess has lived and worked all over the world, she now resides in Melbourne, with her family.