The golden age of couture : Paris and London, 1947-57 /Publication details: London : V & A, ©2007.Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cmISBN:
- TT504.6.E7 G65 2007
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"This book is published in conjuction with the exhibition "The golden age of couture : Paris and London 1947-1957" at the V & A (22 September 2007-6 January 2008."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dior's golden age : the renaissance of couture / Claire Wilcox -- Inside Paris haute couture / Alexandra Palmer -- Material evidence : London couture, 1947-57 / Amy de la Haye -- Perfect harmony : textile manufacturers and haute couture, 1947-57 / Lesley Ellis Miller -- Dior and Balenciaga : a different approach to the body / Catherine Join-Diéterle -- Cecil Beaton and his anthology of fashion / Hugo Vickers -- Intoxicated on images : the visual culture of couture / Christopher Breward -- The legacy of couture / Claire Wilcox.
"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."--Jacket.