En español | In the same way that fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo elegantly combines texture, fabrics and colors in his evening wear creations, he blends his personal story, a tribute to the art of fashion design and dressing techniques in his book Dressed to Perfection: The Art of Dressing for Your Red Carpet Moments (Rizzoli, February 2011).
Valvo, a favorite among A-list celebrities on the red carpet — Eva Longoria Parker and Queen Latifah among them — offers readers practical tips on how to select a dress that will not only enhance a woman’s best features but also help her feel her best. “A wonderful dress,” writes Valvo, “can infuse a woman with a confidence and inner beauty, empowering the way she moves and feels.”
From the ball gown to the little black dress — whether organza, lace or fur; embroidery, pleats, bows or ruffles; Indian or Asian accents — Valvo covers it all in 176 pages, stamped with beautiful photographs and a knowledge of fashion developed over his 30-plus-year career.
A fashion-industry book tailored to seamstresses, fashionistas, Hollywood celebrities and any woman who just likes clothes, Dressed to Perfection makes the cut as a coffee-table book, fashion consulting reference and elegant dressing manual.
Valvo, a colon cancer survivor, is donating all personal proceeds from the sale of his book ($50 hardcover, $29.95 paperback) to the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.
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