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Paris refashioned, 1957-1968

Author: Colleen Hill
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The 1960s was one of the most exciting periods in fashion history, as shifting cultural paradigms were embraced by a generation of designers that challenged conventions and reinvented the fashion industry. This compelling volume focuses on the important but too often dismissed fashions that were created in Paris during this time. From the early couture designs of Yves Saint Laurent that initiated a trend toward a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Giovanni Paris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen Hill
ISBN: 9780300226072 0300226071
OCLC Number: 953985590
Notes: In association with The Fashion Institute of Technology New York.
Description: 250 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction. The importance of elegance ; Couture v. ready-to-wear : a brief overview ; 1957 to 1968 : eleven critical years ; A note on sources --
Paris couture and the fashion establishment ; The old guard ; The boy wonders ; Fashion's futurists : Pierre Cardin and Andrè Courrèges --
Boutiques and the rise of ready-to-wear. Couture boutiques ; The introduction of Prêt-à-Porter ; The stylists --
Fashion and celebrity --
Conclusion : the legacy of 1960s fashion --
Essays. May '68 / Valerie Steele --
Balenciaga in the 1960s : beyond fashion / Patricia Mears --
Branding the boutique : Saint Laurent and his rive gauche / Emma McClendon --
Paris, Prê-à-Porter, and women in the French fashion press, 1956-1965 / Alexis Romano.
Responsibility: Colleen Hill.


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