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Couture & commerce : the transatlantic fashion trade in the 1950s

Author: Alexandra Palmer
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, in association with the Royal Ontario Museum, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Couture and Commerce investigates how and why 1950s couture fashion was important in its own day.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Palmer
ISBN: 0774808268 9780774808262 0774808276 9780774808279
OCLC Number: 937117564
Awards: Winner of Clio Award (Ontario), Canadian Historical Association 2002 (Canada)
Winner of Tom Fairley Award, Editor's Association of Canada 2002 (Canada)
Runner-up for Alcuin Citation for excellence in book design in Canada, Alcuin Society 2001 (Canada)
Short-listed for Raymond Klibansky Prize, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Science 2002 (Canada)
Short-listed for Millia Davenport Award, Costume Society of America 2002 (United States)
Description: 351 s
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1 The Paris Couture Structure2 The Purchase of Haute Couture by Private Clients3 Buying and Merchandising European Couture in Toronto4 Couture, Fashion Shows, and Marketing5 Alternative Sources of Imported Couture 6. The Value of Couture7 The Couture Society Wardrobe As a Model of TasteAppendicesA. Toronto Boutiques Selling Couture, Copies, and High-Priced Ready-to-Wear, 1945-63B. Toronto Retail Prices of Second-Hand Couture, 1951-60C. Toronto Retail Prices of European Couture and Boutique Imports, 1950, 1955, 1960D. Toronto Retail Prices of Couture Copies and Adaptations, 1950, 1955, 1960E. Canadian Client Records from the London Couture House of Lachasse, 1951-66F. Biographies of People Discussed or InterviewedNotesSelected BibliographyCreditsIndex
Other Titles: Couture and commerce.
Responsibility: Alexandra Palmer.

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Palmer is one of the most brilliant young fashion scholars working today . . . A major contribution to fashion studies. -- Valerie Steele, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Read more...

 
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