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...Norman Hartnell’s foundation in fashion came when he was studying at the University of Cambridge, UK, when he designed costumes for the Footlights Dramatic Club. However, he left the university without a degree and then worked briefly...

Halston

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The designer Roy Halston Frowick (1932–1990) was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and began his career as a milliner. He subsequently rose to become one of the most important American designers of the 1970s, whose influence was still being felt...

An ‘Unexpected Pearl’: Gender And Performativity in the Public and Private Lives of London Couturier Norman Hartnell

Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The London couturier Norman Hartnell (1901–79) is best remembered for dressing British royalty, particularly the current British monarch Elizabeth II for her coronation in 1953. Hartnell was far more than a royal dressmaker, however, he...

England

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In 1800, the people of England dressed in the general West European clothing style that was worn by all fashionable people. Wealth determined what a person could afford to wear but not the style. There was no folk dress, so the general...

London as a Fashion City

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...London is part of a global fashion system, known in international circles for its fashion heritage and diversity, its hybrid sense of style, its vibrant consumer culture, and the creativity of its fashion graduates. It is equated...