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The golden age of couture : Paris and London, 1947-57 (edition 2007)

by Claire Wilcox

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"The Golden Age of Couture celebrates a momentous decade in fashion history that began with the launch of Christian Dior's famous New Look in 1947 and ended with his death in 1957. It was Dior himself who christened this era fashion's 'golden age', a period when haute couture thrived and Paris enjoyed renown worldwide for the luxurious creations of designers such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain and Hubert de Givenchy. While never competing with Paris in terms of glamour, London also proved itself a burgeoning fashion capital, boasting Savile Row, the undisputed home of bespoke tailoring, and prominent couturiers such as Charles Creed, Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell, who dressed debutantes, aristocrats and the royal family."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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Title:The golden age of couture : Paris and London, 1947-57
Authors:Claire Wilcox
Info:London : V&A, 2007.
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Tags:1940s, 1950s, fashion, history

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As interesting as this book could have ben, I found it impossibly dull to read. The quality and pacing of the writing is so drab and unremarkable that I quit reading after only 60 pages and decided to just look at the photographs. The couture dresses are pretty much the whole point of a coffee table book like this so I don't feel bad at all! ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
OOOOOOOOH The elegance, the beauty, the talent, the designs, the fifties shape. I WAS BORN IN THE WRONG ERA!!!! ( )
  RedH | Mar 22, 2010 |
For a massive glossy museum exhibit book, it didn't have nearly enough pretty pictures, which was really the extent of my interest. ( )
  kristenn | Jan 10, 2010 |
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"The Golden Age of Couture celebrates a momentous decade in fashion history that began with the launch of Christian Dior's famous New Look in 1947 and ended with his death in 1957. It was Dior himself who christened this era fashion's 'golden age', a period when haute couture thrived and Paris enjoyed renown worldwide for the luxurious creations of designers such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain and Hubert de Givenchy. While never competing with Paris in terms of glamour, London also proved itself a burgeoning fashion capital, boasting Savile Row, the undisputed home of bespoke tailoring, and prominent couturiers such as Charles Creed, Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell, who dressed debutantes, aristocrats and the royal family."--BOOK JACKET.

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Editions: 185177520X, 1851775218

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