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...The House of Hardy Amies was founded in 1946 at 14 Savile Row in London, where it had workrooms and a grand salon to receive clients; the building remains the flagship store. The house had been a bombed-out shell at the end of the Second...

Amies, Hardy

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The British couturier Hardy Amies is best known as Queen Elizabeth II’s longest-serving dressmaker. Supported by a highly skilled team in the workrooms at Savile Row, Amies dressed the queen and a small clientele of aristocratic and wealthy...

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...

England

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

Berg, 2010

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...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...