The Style Mentors: Women Who Define the Art of Dressing Today
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Diana Vreeland, Audrey Hepburn - their names are synonymous with great style, but their looks were of an era. Woman today who emulate them risk looking dated or, worse, costumed. "The Style Mentors" is a modern woman's salvation. Author Elyssa Dimant salutes the old guard but focuses on the now, providing a rich anthology of relevant style role models to lead today's women into tomorrow. Here are the new mentors: women who possess an unerring personal sense of style that is at once of our time and uniquely their own. Each chapter focuses on a category, from classic to maverick, from minimalist to bohemian, so that readers can reference an overall look that is relevant to their particular taste. Each chapter contains numerous examples of women who wear a look well, identifying the signature articles and accessories that define it. A wealth of extra features throughout enhances the reading experience: every chapter contains a list of do's and don'ts; a sidebar of essential makeup, clothing, and accessory items; and, a Then and Now section that compares the specific style of an older icon with a contemporary one (Grace Jones and Lady Gaga; Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci) provide a close look at the evolution of each look.
In its profiles of contemporary women, from the relatively conventional to the most eccentric, Style Mentors is a fascinating introduction to those who have successfully negotiated the perilous challenges of fashion to achieve great personal style.--Harold Koda, Curator-in-Charge, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtHarold Koda, Curator-in-Charge, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtHarold Koda, Curator-in-Charge, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan