Best Reads: The Cocktail Dress by Laird Borrelli-Persson

"The cocktail dress, be it decadent or demure, merges festivity with sex appeal." So begins Laird Borrelli-Persson's new book, The Cocktail Dress.

The book itself is like a glass of champagne. It fits in your hand and is filled with sparkling bits of humour swirled in with fizzing bubbles of visuals. You will be entertained by the well curated collection of photos (vintage and contemporary versions of the cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn to Kate Moss) and by the humourous quotes. My favorite quote is from William Powell:

"What is a cocktail dress? Something to spill cocktails on."

Ms Borrelli-Persson's writing is entertaining as well as succinct, much like a well edited runway show (which makes sense as Borelli-Persson is the senior features editor for The book is available on