Emmy Books and Red Carpet Looks

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This week, we are counting down the days until the Emmy Awards on Sunday, and while we are all excited to hear about our favorite TV shows and celebrities, we can’t forget an essential part of any awards ceremony: the red carpet. In order to celebrate some of the most iconic looks, here is a list of 6 books on red carpet style, fashion and history.

Red Carpet Hair: Beautiful Hairstyles for Special Occasions, Timothy C. Johnson


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This is the first book from celebrity hairstylist Timothy Johnson, who started his career in Chicago, before moving to Milan and styling hair for runways and photo shoots. The photography book documents classic hairstyles from the red carpet, and readers will be inspired by the chic collection of photographs in this volume. This book is an essential for any coffee table.

Red Carpet: 20 Years of Fame and Fashion, Frank Trapper


Red Carpet: 20 Years of Fame and Fashion
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From veteran celebrity photographer Frank Trapper comes a volume documenting 20 years of red carpet style and fashion. The book has photos of celebrities, from Elizabeth Taylor to Scarlett Johansson, at  movie premieres, award ceremonies, and other Hollywood events. Organized by topic, the book provides extensive coverage on everything from the dresses and jewelry, to the shoes. With 500 pages, this book is a must for anyone interested in red carpet fashion.


Dressing for the Dark: From the Silver Screen to the Red Carpet, Kate Young


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In the first book from celebrity stylist Kate Young, she documents classic moments in red carpet and celebrity fashion history. The book offers everything: pictures of iconic looks, like Elizabeth Taylor’s white dress in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and expert insight and tips on why certain styles have remained so timeless. Readers will not want to miss out on this collection.

The Complete Book of Oscar Fashion: Variety’s 75 Years of Glamour on the Red Carpet, Reeve Chace


The Complete Book of Oscar Fashion Reeve Chace
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Perhaps the most comprehensive book on the fashion of the Academy Awards, this collection documents 75 years of red carpet styles, from Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly, to Cate Blanchett and Halle Berry. Readers will be able to see how red carpet style has changed over the years, but still been able to retain the pageantry we all love about the Oscars. Hundreds of photographs of the effortless grace and high glamour, now available to readers all in one source.

Red Carpet Ready: Secrets for Making the Most of Any Moment You’re in the Spotlight, Melissa Rivers with Tim Vandehey


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Melissa Rivers has interviewed some of the most famous of Hollywood’s elite, and as the daughter of Joan Rivers, she has learned more than a little about Hollywood fashion over the years. Interspersed with humorous anecdotes of her own fashion mishaps and successes, this guide is a fantastic addition to the booklist of anyone wanting to take on celebrity fashion in effortless style.

Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Mystery, Joan Rivers, with Jerrilyn Farmer


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While fiction, the fact that it was written by the late Joan Rivers automatically qualifies this for any list about the red carpet. This murder mystery contains everything we love about the red carpet: fashion, glamour, and celebrities, with an added twist of intrigue and humor. Readers will love Joan Rivers’ snappy heroine, Maxine Taylor, in this fast-paced and very stylish book.


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Rachel Fogle De Souza was born and raised in Connecticut, and traveled extensively throughout Europe, parts of Asia, and the United States, before attending college at the University of California, Davis, where she received a B.A. in Comparative Literature, with a double minor in Women, Gender and Sexualities studies, and Middle Eastern/South Asian studies. When she's not writing, she's reading, boxing, or thinking about traveling.

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