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Femme fatale : famous beauties then and now
Normant, Serge.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking Studio, [2001]

Physical Description:
163 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
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Central Library TR681.W6 N67 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Chic, sexy, and sophisticated, Femme Fatale pays tribute to a century of feminine glamour. Invoking not only iconic beauties like Jean Harlow, Brigitte Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe but also the looks that defined each decade from the 1900s to the new millennium, celebrity stylist Serge Normant crafts clothes, setting, hair, and makeup to transform today's most beautiful women. He re-creates Julia Roberts as Louise Brooks, and Cindy Crawford as a forties glamour goddess, a savvy paparazzi-stalked nineties superstar, and a twenties ingenue. Elizabeth Hurley frolics as a flower child and vamps as Mata Hari. Isabella Rossellini is a curvaceous fifties pinup and an eighties punk. And Britney Spears exudes all the poise of Grace Kelly.This lavish exploration of fashion history, imagination, and stylish beauty carries with it Bridget Foley's cultural survey of each decade -- from social and political issues to art movements and key style makers. Beauty, fashion, celebrity, and photography mavens will all love Femme Fatale -- and so will every woman who has ever fantasized about looking like a star.

Author Notes

Serge Normant is a leading international editorial hair stylist. His work appears regularly on fashion magazine covers, including W, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, In Style and Premiere.

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