Red Carpet Oscars

Thames and Hudson Australia

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Dijanna Mulhearn
Cate Blanchett
Giorgio Armani
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29 x 21.5 cm
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The first and only book to showcase a complete sartorial history of the Oscars' red carpet.

The red carpet is so much more than fabulous gowns on famous people. It reflects the styles and values of the time, and has become a platform for often trenchant social statements. Red Carpet: Oscars presents over ninety years of fashion worn at the awards ceremony since its inception in 1929. From ready-to-wear to haute couture, it charts what stars and invitees wore across the decades, as well as the emergence of stylists, the commercialization of the red carpet and how fashion has shaped Hollywood.

The book opens with a foreword by Cate Blanchett and an introduction by Giorgio Armani, and then goes on to showcase hundreds of looks across almost a century. Each year is introduced with a short text explaining the era's fashion trends as well as the social and political influences of the day, along with carefully curated images of the most iconic and inspiring outfits.

About the author

Dijanna Mulhearn has over thirty years experience in the fashion industry, from event managing fashion week shows to public relations at Prada and executive coaching top-tier executives for leading luxury brands, including Dior and Chaumet. She has written editorial for titles including Harper's BAZAARGrazia and Studio and appears regularly on commercial network talk shows as a fashion commentator and is a sought-after public speaker. She is author of the Wardrobe 101: Creating the perfect core wardrobe and Wardrobe 101 for Mums. Having dressed many celebrities, Dijanna is intimate with the process of preparing for a red carpet. With experience in celebrity styling and a Masters degree in Communication Design, Dijanna is an expert in the subliminal language of clothing.