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The great fashion designers

Author: Brenda Polan; Roger Tredre
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : English edView all editions and formats

From Charles Frederick Worth to Nicolas Ghesquiere, designers have propelled fashion from an elite craft into a cornerstone of contemporary popular culture. This book presents an analysis of the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Polan; Roger Tredre
ISBN: 9781847882288 1847882285 9781847882271 1847882277
OCLC Number: 757717009
Description: xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents Foreword Introduction Section 1 Early days Introduction Charles Frederick Worth Callot Soeurs Jeanne Paquin Paul Poiret Mariano Fortuny Section 2 1910s-1930s Introduction Jeanne Lanvin Gabrielle Chanel Jean Patou Madeleine Vionnet Elsa Schiaparelli Mainbocher Adrian Salvatore Ferragamo Madame Alix Gres Section 3 1940-1950s Introduction Cristobal Balenciaga Christian Dior Charles James Claire McCardell Hubert de Givenchy Pierre Cardin Mary Quant Rudi Gernreich Section 4 1960s-1970s Introduction Norman Norell Yves Saint Laurent Andre Courreges Valentino Garavani Karl Lagerfeld Kenzo Takada Ralph Lauren Halston Issey Miyake Geoffrey Beene Calvin Klein Giorgio Armani Section 5 1980s Introduction Rei Kawakubo Yohji Yamamoto Vivienne Westwood Paul Smith Azzedine Alaia Gianni Versace Jean Paul Gaultier Dolce & Gabbana John Galliano Donna Karan Section 6 1990s- Introduction Miuccia Prada Martin Margiela Marc Jacobs Tom Ford Alexander McQueen Nicholas Ghesquiere Acknowledgements Further reading
Responsibility: Brenda Polan and Roger Tredre.


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