A to Z of Hollywood Style by Sinty Stemp

The V&A is having a big exhibition on Hollywood Style this Autumn. It’s already been covered by many of the weekend mags and will be fab I’m sure and very good to look at. But my favourite offshoot of the show is this little book of words, Hollywood style-maker quotations which is occasionally insightful and very entertaining.

Here are a few snippets, for example;

what Lucille Ball thoght of taste ‘knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste’.

Or why Marilyn Monroe didn’t wear underwear,  ‘I don’t like to feel wrinkles’

Or Edith Head on keeping it simple, “Simplification is the best medicine for making a beautiful woman more beautiful’

Or Cary Grant’s sartorial philosophy “permit me to suggest that you dress neatly and cleanly’

An excellent stocking filler for a film mad fashionista,  it’s out on October 20th from The V&A bookshop


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