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Couture The Great Designers Book by Caroline Rennolds Millbank c 1985

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Couture The great designers hardcover book by Caoline Rennolds Millbank c 1985 The 415 page hardcover begins in the 1840s with Charles Frederick Worth Transitions into the 1930s with Chanel & Schiaparelli. Spans across the designer careers from Balenciaga, Dior, Vionnet, Lanvin, Pioret, Valentino, and Armani Chronicles Yves Saint Laurent's first collection that was cheered in the streets of Paris, to Norman Hartnell, whose wedding dress for the bride of Marquess was called "The eight wonder of the world" To the masterful designs of Claire McCardell and the avant- garde designs of Issey Miyake. The book is an archive of the 20th century most celebrated couture designers. Chronicles the evolution of their collections through a myriad of images, illustrations and text
  • Dimensions:
    Width: 9.75 in (24.77 cm)Depth: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)Length: 11.75 in (29.85 cm)
  • Style:
    1980s (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1980-1989
  • Material Notes:
    The hardcover book is paired with the dust jacket. Contains 400+ pages of images, illustrations and text illuminating the careers of some of the most iconic fashion designers from the 1840s thru 1980s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Nice preowned vintage condition with light signs of previous use-wear.
  • Seller Location:
    University City, MO
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU73613062072
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