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The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957

 

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This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. Dior's 'New Look' collection of 1947 shocked and delighted the fashion world, creating a style that symbolised a new femininity. The full skirts and hour glass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and extravagance, in marked contrast to the austerity of the war years. Nevertheless, the 'New Look' caught the public imagination and ushered in a period of remarkable creativity. "The Golden Age of Couture" features stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring from designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy, and Dior as well as evocative photographs by the likes of Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton.

Publisher: V & A Publishing
Format: Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions: 246mm x 308mm x 20mm | 1,361g
Publication date: 1 May 2009
Publication City/Country: London
ISBN 10: 1851775218
ISBN 13: 9781851775217
Illustrations note: 100 colour, 70 black and white