THE INTERNATIONAL BEST-DRESSED LIST: THE OFFICIAL STORY By Amy Fine Collins

The F.I. Library Association is
Pleased to Welcome

Amy Fine Collins

 FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 at 5:30

 In the Great Room
2nd Floor available by elevator
at the Community Center

Amy Fine Collins is an award-winning writer and has been a special correspondent at Vanity Fair for more than 25 years. Books will be available at the event for purchase. 

*Reception to Follow

THE INTERNATIONAL BEST-DRESSED LIST:

THE OFFICIAL STORY

By Amy Fine Collins

Introduction by Graydon Carter and foreword by Carolina Herrera

Hardcover / 9” x 12” / 288 pages / 250 photographs

$75.00 U.S. / ISBN 978-0-847-8641-33 / Rizzoli New York / Release date: October 2019

The most comprehensive survey ever published, this eponymous book presents the complete history of the closely watched International Best-Dressed List (IBDL) launched in 1940 by Eleanor Lambert, often referred to as the Godmother of Fashion. This sumptuous volume is sure to become the ultimate sourcebook for fashion mavens, Instagram followers, and celebrity worshippers the world over who look forward every year to the release of the new List to see who has been added, quietly dropped, or elevated to the lifetime Hall-of-Fame category.

The List has long been considered the ultimate barometer of style and the highest honor a sartorial savant can receive. For generations it has been an ongoing, culturally fascinating record of the most stylish women and men from society, royalty, Hollywood, celebrity, fashion, art, culture, sports, business, politics, and media.

This story is told by insider and IBDL Hall-of-Famer Amy Fine Collins through her encyclopedic knowledge, exclusive insights, and countless entertaining anecdotes about the behind-the-scenes goings-on (in her day, Lambert was offered bribes of up to $50,000 by list aspirants!) that shed light on the selection process, the vibrant personalities (not to mention egos) of the chosen, and the zeitgeist of all the eras during which the List has flourished and grown in importance.

For sixty years, Eleanor Lambert was the queen of the International Best-Dressed List. In 2002, she formally ceded the reins to Graydon Carter, Amy Fine Collins, Reinaldo Herrera, and Aimée Bell who together carry forward the torch of the one and only original, authoritative, and official International Best-Dressed List.

A lavishly illustrated banquet of style, elegance, and taste, this is a who’s who of the most glamorous men and women around the world, and the ultimate treasury of modern fashion history and inspiration.

About the Authors: Amy Fine Collins is an award-winning writer and has been special correspondent at Vanity Fair for more than 25 years.  Graydon Carter was Vanity Fair‘s editor in chief from 1992 to 2017. He is now editor of Air Mail, a digital news platform, to be launched in July 2019. Fashion designer Carolina Herrera was inducted into the IBDL’s Hall of Fame in 1980.

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