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The Golden Age of Couture

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 15, 2007 at 9:03 pm

The launch of Christian Dior's New Look in 1947 marked the beginning of a momentous decade in fashion history, one that Dior himself called the 'golden age'. Celebrating the end of war and the birth of a new era, it set a standard for dressmaking and high fashion that has rarely been surpassed.

In Paris, couture houses such as Balenciaga, Balmain and Fath attracted worldwide attention for elegance and glamour. London was renowned for formal state gowns by court dressmakers and impeccable tailoring by designers like Hardy Amies.

The production of couture was important to the prestige and economy of both France and Britain. While traditionally catering for wealthy private clients, the couture houses also sought new markets. As the decade progressed, they created perfumes, opened boutiques and licensed their designs to foreign manufacturers. By the late 1950s, the leading couture houses had become global brands.

Victoria and Albert museum: The Golden Age of Couture, 22 september 2007 – 6 january 2008

An interesting exhibition … although there better not be any fashion students around.

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Turkil Gudnason

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 24, 2007 at 10:07 am

Mildred

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 16, 2007 at 11:54 pm

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Mildred/ Photograph by Nadya Lev, Nov 2005/ Wardobe: Mother of London

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Any Body

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 4, 2007 at 8:04 pm