"Christian Esquevin's name is synonymous with Hollywood. He has now written the definitive book on the history of film fashion and those who created it. Designing Hollywood
is fascinating, illuminating, entertaining and informative. Costume design is a glorious and collaborative art from and it takes a masterful writer to weave together the stories, history and observations. Christian Esquevin is that writer who brings it all to beautiful cinematic life. Designing Hollywood
is a MUST read!"—Susan Claassen—Creator and star of the award-winning production "A Conversation with Edith Head"
"This is a very informative and detailed compendium of the "Golden Era's" major studios and the echelon of costumes designers that passed through their costume departments over fifty plus years. It is a great go-to book about how and when movies were made and how they were designed, piecing together many forgotten stories that create a distinct picture of how the business originated and why costume design became so important."—Jean-Pierre Dorléac—Somewhere in Time, Quantum Leap
"Christian Esquevin has documented the most comprehensive look into the world of costume designers, their creative teams and the great costume departments of Hollywood. I was fascinated with every detail in this book – something I've looked forward to for years! A remarkable achievement."—Randall Thropp, Paramount Pictures Archive
"Anyone who is curious about costume design in the golden age of Hollywood and beyond will find this fact-filled book extremely useful. It's a cavalcade of famous names and their equally famous fashion creations."—Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian