Friday, May 10, 2013

Book Review: Hollywood Sketchbook

Here's something for you all to put on your Christmas gift lists...and maybe if you're very good (or very naughty, wink wink) Santa will get it for you!!

Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration, by Deborah Nadoolman Landis

This is a huge (600 pages) heavy, glossy coffee table book.

It's got page after page of costume illustrations by designers like: Bonnie Cashin, Travilla, Orry-Kelly, Adrian, Cecil Beaton, and Travis Banton. Only costume designers who were also accomplished illustrators are included.

Here's some eye candy for you!







Aren't these gorgeous???

The author has written many other books on costume design and is herself an Academy-Award nominated costume designer. She has a PhD in the history of design.

This book is really all about the pictures, though...and what pictures!!


OK, Santa, you know what to bring me!!!



  1. Now that's what I call a guilty pleasure. I could sit and look at those sketches all day and never get a thing done!

  2. WOWEE!!! That is a book that I need to have! AMAZING!

  3. Who is the designer for the illustration 3rd from the bottom, the one with the fur and the gray coat?