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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion


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Contents; Author's Note; Chapter One - A Spaniard in Paris; In Focus - Between Art and Reality: Chaqeutillas, Mantones and Mantillas; Chapter Two - From Cloth to Collections; In Focus - Crafting Couture: Materials, Techniques and Tools; Chapter Three - Commercial Couture; In Focus - Hidden Assets: Vendeuses, Fashion Editors and Mannequins; Chapter Four - Clients and Clothes; In Focus - Fashion Leaders: Socialite, Bluestocking and Actress; Chapter Five - Legacies; In Focus - Heirs and Followers: Disciple, Apprentice and Successor; Notes; Select Bibliography; Chronology; Glossary' Appendix: Balenciaga's Suppliers; Index; Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

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Lesley Ellis Miller is acting Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. She oversaw the new Europe 1600-1815 galleries at the Museum, and has published widely on the eighteenth-century French silk industry.


'an intriguing tale, that provides valuable insights to the world of couture and twentieth century fashion. 'Olga Dritsopoulou, The Journal of Dress History, Volume 2, Issue 3, Autumn 2018

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