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Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Installation : Body, Space, and Performance

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...In the transition from couture to haute couture, from a mere craft to a high art, designers at the end of the nineteenth century soon realised the importance of rhetorical devices to generate the perception that the consumers were...

Schiaparelli, Elsa

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The Italian-born Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was in many ways an outsider, yet one who successfully made her way to the heart of French haute couture in the interwar years, operating her business between 1927 and 1954. Born in Rome...

Elsa Schiaparelli: Glamour, Privacy and Timelessness

Ilya Parkins

Ilya Parkins is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli : Fashion, Femininity and Modernity

Berg, 2012

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...Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was born in Rome and spent her adult life away from Italy, living mainly in Paris but also intermittently in the United States. Schiaparelli took up design in 1925 when, living in Paris as a divorced single...

Decadent Decors: Designing Desire through Boutique Display

Jess Berry

Jess Berry is Senior Lecturer in Design History and Theory at Monash University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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House of Fashion : Haute Couture and the Modern Interior

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Luxury shops in the manner of boutiques first appeared in Paris in the 1670s. As French historian Joan DeJean outlines, early magazines such as the Mecure gallant illustrated the interiors of these stores as places that sold fashionable...

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973)

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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...Even now, her best work is startlingly, thrillingly modern.Art met fashion head-on in the form of Elsa Schiaparelli, an Italian designer who came to fashion late and proved a breath of fresh air in a world often caught up in its own high...

The War Years: 1940s

Joy Spanabel Emery

Joy Emery is Professor Emerita of Theatre and the Curator of The Commercial Pattern Archive at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of the Paper Pattern Industry : The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Changing Economy and International Trade With the onset of the Second World War in Europe, prosperity began returning to the U.S. and Canadian economies. Both North and South America became major suppliers to Europe, which meant expanded...

Private Settings, Public Lives: Defining Artistic Identity through the Home

Jess Berry

Jess Berry is Senior Lecturer in Design History and Theory at Monash University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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House of Fashion : Haute Couture and the Modern Interior

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Given the public enthusiasm for the circulation of texts and images of the private interior in nineteenth-century France, it is perhaps unsurprising that early couturiers publicized their homes as locations for self-expression and artistic...

Chanel and Her Rivals

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paris Fashion : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Photograph from Mode in Paris (1932).Sandwiched between two world wars, between Poiret’s harem and Dior’s New Look, two women dominated the field of haute couture—Schiaparelli and Chanel.The period between the First...