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

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

Edited by Claire Wilcox

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 100 colour, 70 black and white
  • Publisher: V & A Publishing
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  • Category: History of fashion
  • ISBN: 9781851775217



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OOOOOOOOH The elegance, the beauty, the talent, the designs, the fifties shape. I WAS BORN IN THE WRONG ERA!!!!