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London Couture: British Luxury 1923-1975 (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 1851778500 / ISBN 13: 9781851778508
Edité par V A Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. An academically rigorous and beautiful new publication on a crucial chapter in fashion history London Couture is the first book to examine, in detail, the luxurious garments produced by the rarefied London couture industry - from lavish ballgowns to sharply tailored suits and spectacular court dress - as well as the designers who conceived them, their clients and the prestigious publications that disseminated and promoted the London Look to an international audience. Expert authors from around the world have delved into museum collections, as well as the archives of prestigious designers, textile suppliers and fashionable journals, to bring together this pioneering study of the London couture houses of the early to midtwentieth century, renowned for their superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. The full breadth of London s offering is examined, from royal favourite Norman Hartnell to pioneer Charles James, and prestigious houses such as Lucile, Worth and Hardy Amies. The ancillary dressmaking trades in London are also considered, as are the international markets for London couture, and the impact of royal dress on high-end fashion.A wealth of visual material supports the extensive, original research - from beautiful features by celebrated photographer Norman Parkinson to the elegant illustrations of Francis Marshall. Previously unseen garments are illustrated throughout the book, alongside historical photography that documents the houses of the great designers, their favoured fabrics and their most glamorous clients, including Queen Elizabeth II, Margot Fonteyn, and many stars of stage and screen. N° de réf. du libraire AA29781851778508

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Titre : London Couture: British Luxury 1923-1975 (...

Éditeur : V A Publishing, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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London Couture 1923–1975 is the first book to examine, in detail, the luxurious garments produced by the rarefied London couture industry—from lavish ball gowns to sharply tailored suits, by way of spectacular royal dress—as well as the designers who conceived them, their clients, and the prestigious publications that promoted the “London Look” to the world. Experts have delved into the archives of prestigious designers, textile suppliers, and fashionable journals to bring together this pioneering study of the London fashion houses of the early-to-mid 20th century, renowned for their craftsmanship and attention to detail. A wealth of images supports the extensive research—from beautiful features by celebrated photographer Norman Parkinson to the elegant illustrations of Francis Marshall, previously unseen garments, and historical photography that documents the houses of the great designers.
 
This academically rigorous and beautiful publication is an original and essential statement on a crucial chapter in fashion.

About the Author:

Amy de la Haye is professor of dress history and curator- ship, Rootstein Hopkins Chair, London College of Fashion.
 
Edwina Ehrman is an author and curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

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