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    DescriptionIn 1947 Christian Dior rocked the fashion world with his "New Look" which dominated post war fashion and firmly secured the name of his house in the minds of the public and the fashion industry. He drew on historical models of femininity and utilized the unique skills of Parisian haute couture in textiles, embroidery, cutting and sewing techniques to produce stunning designs that captured the new mood of optimism after the war. Dior also designed and marketed ready-made luxe lines and broke new ground by creating and controlling innovative licensing agreements for all Dior products, from perfume to stockings, jewellery, bathing suits and even men's ties. Based on new research, this absorbing and beautifully illustrated book examines the seminal years of Christian Dior, 1947-1957, from a truly international perspective.

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    By (author) Alexandra Palmer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851775781
    ISBN 10: 1851775781

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC22: 746.92092
    LC classification: TT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: AKT
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPG
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3
    Illustrations note
    80 colour, 20 black and white illustrations
    V & A Publishing
    Imprint name
    V & A Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
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    Author Information
    Alexandra Palmer is Senior Curator, Textiles and Costume, at the Royal Ontario Museum where she has curated numerous exhibitions including Elite Elegance: Couture Fashion in the 1950s (2003). Her books include Couture and Commerce: the Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s (2001), Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion (2005) and Fashion: A Canadian Perspective (2004), as well as contributions to RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion (2007), Christian Dior et le Monde (2006) and Un Secolo di Moda (2003).