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The opulent era : fashions of Worth, Doucet, and Pingat

Author: Elizabeth A Coleman; Brooklyn Museum.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson ; [Brooklyn, N.Y.] : Brooklyn Museum, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late nineteenth century, American women of wealth and style were dressed in Paris by three masters of fashion: Worth, Doucet, and Pingat. Responding to the lure of these great couture houses, many clients patronized two or even all three, lavishing money on clothes and expecting lavish clothes in return. Here is an enchanting survey of fin de siecle couture, with 52 color reproductions of the most sumptuous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Coleman; Brooklyn Museum.
ISBN: 0500014760 9780500014769
OCLC Number: 20771144
Notes: Exhibition organized by the Museum, Dec. 1, 1989-Feb. 26, 1990.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The House of Worth. The House. The Worth men. Disbribution. Designs. Textiles, trims, and techniques. Clients --
The House of Doucet. The Doucet family businesses. The House. Jacques Doucet. Designs. Clients --
The house of Pingat.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Ann Coleman.

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In the late nineteenth century, American women of wealth and style were dressed in Paris by three masters of fashion: Worth, Doucet, and Pingat. Responding to the lure of these great couture houses, many clients patronized two or even all three, lavishing money on clothes and expecting lavish clothes in return. Here is an enchanting survey of fin de siecle couture, with 52 color reproductions of the most sumptuous gowns. Coleman brilliantly discusses and compares the designs, fabrics, and clients of Worth, Doucet and Pingat, setting the work of the three couture houses in a larger social and cultural context and illuminating the complex role that fashion has always played in society.

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