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...The name of Balmain is synonymous with French couture, and the House of Balmain’s has held a dominant position in the fashion industry since the 1940s. Pierre Balmain was born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoy, France in 1914. He...

Beaton, Cecil

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) was one of the most original and prolific creative talents of the twentieth century. Born in London and educated at Harrow and Cambridge University, he worked not only as a fashion photographer but also as a writer,...
...Introduction In London, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s 1971 exhibition “Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton” attracted more than 90,000 visitors, making it one of the most well attended shows in the museum’s history. While Beaton...

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Hats

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...A hat is the most dramatic element of dress, but no hat, not even Napoleon’s, has had the universal impact of Charlie Chaplin’s bowler on screen or been as sensational as the cartwheel hat in The Merry Widow, a stage musical comedy...

Fashion Photography

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The production system behind fashion photography is a collaboration among many sectors in the fashion industry. A photographer takes fashion pictures, usually of models wearing clothes. Garment firms produce the clothes, which are intended...

Museum Collections of Dress and Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Dress has achieved a high profile in museums around the world. There are hundreds of collections of varying quantities cared for in museums of fashion, decorative art, history, natural science, and anthropology. They are curated within...