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Dressed to Perfection: The Art of Dressing for Your Red Carpet Moments

Written by Carmen Marc Valvo, Foreword by Katie Couric, Contribution by Vanessa Williams, Introduction by Holly Haber

  • February 15, 2011
  • Trade Paperback
  • Design - Fashion
  • Rizzoli
  • 8-1/4 x 11-3/4
  • $29.95
  • $34.00
  • 978-0-8478-3614-7

About This Book

The quintessential American designer and fashion industry darling reveals his insights into what to wear on your big nights out and how to look your very best. Carmen Marc Valvo has been dressing leading ladies and It girls for more than thirty years, including such notable stars as Kate Winslet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Beyoncé, Katie Couric, Eva Longoria Parker, Queen Latifah, and Mary J. Blige. Whether it’s his expert manipulation of folds of silk chiffon for an inspired Grecian draped gown or the sparkles that pop from a fabulous minidress, Carmen’s eveningwear and cocktail dresses have become a trusted favorite among women, who look and feel beautiful in his clothing. With tips for dressing according to age and occasion, thoughts on silhouettes and hemlines, advice on styling and accessorizing and on how to perfect an unforgettable look, this book will inspire women to live their ultimate red-carpet moment, whether that means looking fabulous for a summer afternoon party, a glamorous cocktail soiree, or a black-tie event. This book will empower women to find their own sense of style to achieve the perfect, unforgettable look, whatever the occasion.

About the Author

American fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo is the top-selling eveningwear designer at Neiman Marcus, and his lines have expanded to an eyewear collection, a lingerie collection, a swimsuit line, and most recently a home collection. He has appeared on popular Bravo television shows such as Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style and NYC Prep to give advice on graceful fashion and styling. Katie Couric is the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. Holly Haber was on staff at Women’s Wear Daily for more than twenty years and is a contributor to W magazine. She writes about fashion, beauty, retail, and food for various publications and blogs.

Reviews

  • “His red carpet creations have stopped traffic on stars like Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Winslet, and now Carmen Marc Valvo is bringing his A-list beauty style tips to the masses with his new book Dressed to Perfection: The Art of Dressing for Your Red Carpet Moments. Two of his superstar clients, Vanessa Williams and Katie Couric, have pitched in to pen the foreword to the glossy tome dedicated to helping women find and celebrate their best features for their own mini ‘red carpet’ moments.” ~People
     
    “If you ever desired fashion advice straight from a designer, Carmen Marc Valvo has your answer.” ~InStyle

    "As someone who knows about dressing leading ladies New York glamour guru Carmen Marc Valvo has written a book filled with fashion tips for every woman's moment in the spotlight... A designer for more than 30 years Valvo has put Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Eva Longoria and good friends Vanessa Williams and Katie Couric in flattering shutter pleat dresses flashy asymmetric cocktail creations and flawless goddess gowns. His book, written with former Women's Wear Daily correspondent Holly Haber is 'the perfect blend of personal anecdotes, historical references and an archival tribute...'"
    ~San Antonio Express-News


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