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The golden age of couture : Paris and London, 1947-57

Author: Claire Wilcox; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: London : V & A, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Golden Age of Couture celebrates a momentous decade in fashion history that began with the launch of Christian Dior's famous New Look in 1947 and ended with his death in 1957. It was Dior himself who christened this era fashion's 'golden age', a period when haute couture thrived and Paris enjoyed renown worldwide for the luxurious creations of designers such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain and Hubert de  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Golden age of couture.
London : V & A, 2007
(OCoLC)607572671
Named Person: Paris
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Wilcox; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 9781851775200 185177520X 1851775218 9781851775217
OCLC Number: 144596825
Notes: "This book is published in conjuction with the exhibition "The golden age of couture : Paris and London 1947-1957" at the V & A (22 September 2007-6 January 2008."
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Dior's golden age : the renaissance of couture / Claire Wilcox --
Inside Paris haute couture / Alexandra Palmer --
Material evidence : London couture, 1947-57 / Amy de la Haye --
Perfect harmony : textile manufacturers and haute couture, 1947-57 / Lesley Ellis Miller --
Dior and Balenciaga : a different approach to the body / Catherine Join-Diéterle --
Cecil Beaton and his anthology of fashion / Hugo Vickers --
Intoxicated on images : the visual culture of couture / Christopher Breward --
The legacy of couture / Claire Wilcox.
Responsibility: edited by Claire Wilcox.

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Focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957. This book features various gowns and exquisite tailoring from designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy, and Dior as well as  Read more...

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