Fashion & Beauty

Pamella Roland: Dressing for the Spotlight

A glittering debut monograph celebrating twenty years of glamorous cocktail dresses, red carpet–ready frocks, and evening gowns by internationally renowned American fashion designer Pamella Roland.

No Hollywood red carpet is ever without an A-list celebrity wearing one of Pamella Roland’s signature megawatt dresses that never fail to catch the light of a camera. Since the American fashion designer’s debut eveningwear couture collection at New York Fashion Week in 2002, Roland has been a perennial favorite for women and celebrities alike who aren’t afraid of being in the spotlight.

Each page of this dazzling debut book features the opulent, sophisticated, and undeniably feminine cocktail dresses, evening gowns, and luxurious women’s resort wear that have made Roland a mainstay in the closets of everyone from Hollywood starlets to customers outside the fashion centers of New York and Los Angeles. Colorful, eye-catching photographs reveal Roland’s design process and creation of her gowns, including sketches, inspirational reference material, snapshots of memorable runway and red-carpet moments, and the debut of her new fragrance. Featured in the book are many of Roland’s devoted friends and clients including Vanessa Williams, Paris Hilton, Mindy Kaling, Kim Cattrall, Debra Messing, Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Halle Berry, Rosie Perez, and Eva Longoria, among others. A tribute to the bedazzled, embroidered, and glitzy dresses worn by Hollywood elite, New York socialites, and women across the globe—this volume is a beautiful addition to the libraries of fashion, design, and style lovers.

About The Author

Pamella Roland is an American fashion designer known for her eveningwear collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2002. Vanessa Williams is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer.

  • Publish Date: September 05, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12-1/2
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7317-3


"If you’re searching for the stars, look no further. Pamella Roland: Dressing for the Spotlight has all the glitz and glam burning at the core of the City of Angels. Having dressed Hollywood’s brightest and boldest from Paris Hilton to Vanessa Williams, the American designer is no stranger to inducing vestiary hypnosis among spectators. Oscillating between L.A., New York, and more mysterious, distant destinations, Pamella Roland: Dressing for the Spotlight reflects the empowerment that’s woven into the elegance of her designs. In this deep dive into Roland’s creative process, you’ll find sketches and inspirational references. Unforgettable, too, are the striking photographs that conjure breathtaking red-carpet moments. Merely turn this volume’s massive pages and the alchemy of the designer’s creations generates an aura of opulence that moves from page to psyche." —V MAGAZINE