The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957 (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Golden Age of Couture Focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. This work features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy, and Dior as well as photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton.
- Published: 01 May 2009
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781851775217 ISBN 10: 1851775218
- Sales rank: 23,025
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Reviews for The Golden Age of Couture
I recently attended "The Golden Age of Couture" exhibition in Bendigo (Australia), which is based on this book. The pieces on display were utterly breath taking. Being highly interested in vintage fashion, I fell in love with the exhibiton and NEEDED to own the book!
The book has lots of pictures which are outweighed by informative text. The book is set up as follows: Introduction, Dior's Golden Age, Inside Paris Haute Couture, London Couture, Textile Manufacturers & Haute Couture, Dior & Balenciaga, Cecil Beaton, The Visual Culture of Couture, The Legacy of Couture.
This book is an exciting piece of fashion history, pieces made and worn by the rich and famous... it's all very decadent. A must have for any aspiring designer. Get it for the information as much as the pictures. Very inspiring! by Natalie