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...Introduction The beginnings of haute couture are generally accepted as being with Charles Frederick Worth in 1858; during the intervening decades, the rise and fall of the business of made-to-measure clothes in the salons of Paris has been...

Worth, Charles Frederick

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Four generations of Worths are associated with perhaps the most enduring name in fashion history. Indeed, without the house’s contributions to fashion, the French Second Empire would not be remembered as an unending parade of luxurious...

The Cultural Value of Parisian Couture

Paris, Capital of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...“La ‘Fête Parisienne’ à New York,” Le Style Parisien, suppl. n.4, November 1915, plate V. Source: Bibliothèque National de France.By the middle of the nineteenth century, Paris had developed a fashion “cluster,” a term that Alfred Marshall...

Fashion and Art

Adam Geczy

Adam Geczy is an artist and writer who is Senior Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

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...The connection between fashion and art has a complex and surprising evolution. In the first instance it is bound up with the birth of the fashion system itself, but more recent developments in the early twenty-first century in both art...

Hartnell, Norman

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Norman Hartnell (1901–1979) was Britain’s most successful and distinguished mid-twentieth-century couturier. He was the first in a wave of London-based designers to emerge in the 1920s and 1930s who offered wealthy British women...

Charles Frederick Worth (1825–1895)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Worth created the modern couture system that remained dominant until the rise of ready-to-wear in the 1960s.Charles Frederick Worth, an Englishman from the quiet county of Lincolnshire, was the first couturier of modern times. His one rival...

Art Nouveau and Art Deco

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Art nouveau design penetrated into all types of modern, luxury European decorative arts in the period from 1895 to 1905. Its undulating vegetal curves and graceful floral swirls were also a design gift to the Parisian couturiers and until...

Brief history of contemporary fashion

Chelsea Rousso

Chelsea Rousso teaches fashion merchandising and design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, focusing on fashion forecasting, design and textiles. She was a creative force in the New York fashion industry for over 20 years specializing in designing dresses and ladies sportswear. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Kaplan Ostroff

Nancy Kaplan Ostroff is Associate Professor and Assistant Chairperson of the Fashion Business Management program at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), USA. She holds A.A.S. and B.S. degrees in Fashion Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, a M.A. degree in Business Education from New York University, and a SUNY Certificate in Instructional Design. Kaplan Ostroff is recipient of the 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Teaching. A former childrenswear executive, she is the creator and instructor of FIT’s Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers and The Business of Licensing courses. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Forward : A Guide to Fashion Forecasting

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Understand how fashion history is important to forecasting. Identify how the “spirit of the time” shapes fashion. Identify how political, social, and cultural events affect fashion...

Paris as a Fashion City

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

Berg, 2010

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...Paris fashions—clothes, lingerie, accessories, and jewelry, together with other beauty products such as hairstyles, fragrances, and cosmetics—have come to dominate the world beyond the borders of France, as well as beyond Europe and indeed...

The Dynamics of Fashion in West Europe

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

Berg, 2010

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...Fashion in Europe can be defined as a cultural phenomenon since about 1500. Sociological definitions of fashion have emphasized collective and individualistic processes, expressed in such notions as: leaders and adherents, court fashion...