Our Review

The frock has always been an important part of any woman's wardrobe and Fabulous Frocks by Jane Eastoe and Sarah Gristwood is a homage to the garment.

The book is an exploration of the dress throughout the years, from the elegance of 1930's starlet red carpet couture, to the ease of hippie dresses in the 1970's, to the harder-edged punk and constructed styles of Gaultier and Westwood in the 90's.

With ever changing hemlines, seasons and fashions, there have been hundreds of styles throughout the years, each captured on the pages of this physically substantial and inspiring book. If you can't get enough of that little black dress, then you may want to cuddle up with book and flip through each page of designer eyecandy.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Pavilion.

Order a copy for only £20.00. Call 0870 787 1613 and quote reference CH1067.

Publisher's Description

No item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style—hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh, outlines alternating between the body-hugging and the bell—and our fascination with the frock has not gone away. From Gres’ draping to Dior’s New Look, from Mary Quant’s mini to Hussein Chalayan’s mechanical marvels, this book looks at the dress in 20th-century fashion. Thematic chapters—Changes, Feminine, Sex, Must-Haves, Fantasy, Classical, and Art—set out the inspirations and implications for each new change alongside the stunning photography. It has been more than 80 years since Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, but most women still have one in their wardrobes today. It’s been decades since women discovered trousers and separates, but many women dream of wearing a glorious, glamorous gown at least once, whether it’s on a Hollywood red carpet, or on her wedding day.