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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
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.