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

By: Wilcox, Claire

1851775218 / 9781851775217
Paperback
746.9'2'09045
19/01/2008
Stock expected by 27/11/2019
England
31 cm 224 p. : ill. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2007. Ill. on inside covers.

This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'.

Dior's 'New Look' collection of 1947 shocked and delighted the fashion world, creating a style that symbolised a new femininity.

The full skirts and hour glass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and extravagance, in marked contrast to the austerity of the war years.

Nevertheless, the 'New Look' caught the public imagination and ushered in a period of remarkable creativity. "The Golden Age of Couture" features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy, and Dior as well as evocative photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton.

BIC:

1DBKESL London, Greater London, 1DDF France, 3JJPG c 1945 to c 1960, AKTA Fashion design & theory

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