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Author Steele, Valerie, author.

Title Paris fashion : a cultural history / Valerie Steele.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  391.0094436 St32p 2017    ---  Available
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Edition Revised.
Description x, 332 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Note First published by Berg in 1998.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-326) and index.
Summary "Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Even before the rise of the haute couture, Parisians were notorious for their obsession with fashion, and foreigners eagerly followed their lead. From Charles Frederick Worth to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, fashion history is dominated by the names of Parisian couturiers. But Valerie Steele's Paris Fashion is much more than just a history of great designers. This fascinating book demonstrates that the success of Paris ultimately rests on the strength of its fashion culture -- created by a host of fashion performers and spectators, including actresses, dandies, milliners, artists, and writers. First published in 1988 to great international acclaim, this pioneering book has now been completely revised and brought up to date, encompassing the rise of fashion's multiple world cities in the 21st century." -- Publisher's description
Contents Paris, Capital of Fashion? -- The Birth of Paris Fashion --Liberty of Dress -- Fashion in Balzac's Paris -- The Black Prince of Elegance -- Fashioning the Parisienne -- Capital of Luxury and Fashion -- The Theater of Fashion -- The Private Life of Paris -- La Mode Retrouvee -- Into the Twentieth Century -- Chanel and Her Rivals -- Fashion under the Occupation -- Ups and Downs of Paris Fashion -- Fashion's World Cities.
Subject Fashion -- France -- Paris -- History.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs.
Illustrated books.
Illustrated books. (OCoLC)fst00967377
Fashion. (OCoLC)fst00921600
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
France -- Paris. (OCoLC)fst01205283
Genre/Form Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781474245487 (hardback)
147424548X (hardback)
9781474269704 (ePDF)
1474269702 (ePDF)
9781474245494 (ePub)
1474245498 (ePub)

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