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February 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Amy Fine Collins


February 11, 2020
8:00 pm


Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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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, the ultimate treasury of fashion inspiration.

This sumptuous volume, the ultimate sourcebook for fashion mavens, Instagram followers, and celebrity worshippers presents the complete history of the much lauded and highly visible International Best Dressed List (IBDL) launched by Eleanor Lambert, “Godmother of Fashion,” in 1940. The List has become a barometer of style and the highest honor a sartorial savant can receive, and today it’s an ongoing record of the world’s most glamorous women and men from society, royalty, Hollywood, celebrity, fashion, art, culture, sports, and media. These gorgeous “swans” of elegance, influence, and grace are gathered here in the most comprehensive survey ever published.

This rich 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 that shed light on the selection process, the vibrant personalities (not to mention egos) of the chosen, and the zeitgeist of the times.

For sixty years, Lambert was 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.

In conversation with

Elysze Held, Senior  Contributing Fashion Editor, INDULGE Magazine-Miami Herald

In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style. Elysze is the former fashion and visual director of Florida landmarks Lillie Rubin Stores and Burdines and is the Stylist for Miami’s own TV Entertainment NewsMagazine, Deco Drive. She has been heralded as ‘Miami’s own fashion expert’ and has provided commentary on the Oscars Fashion for the past few years on CBS4.  Her column in INDULGE MAGAZINE “Eye on Style” “has provided valuable insight and research on the pulse of Miami Fashion.




About the Author:

Amy Fine Collins is a writer and editor at large at Air Mail. She has been a special correspondent at Vanity Fair for more than 20 years.