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Balenciaga / Lesley Ellis Miller.

By: Miller, Lesley Ellis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : V&A, 2007Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781851775224(pbk); 1851775226(pbk).Subject(s): Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972 | Fashion designers -- Spain -- Biography | Fashion designers -- France -- Biography | Fashion design -- Spain -- History -- 20th century | Fashion design -- France -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: Review: "The Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) has become a legendary figure in the history of 20th-century fashion. Based on new archival research in France, Spain and Britain, this book examines Balenciaga's design and business practice, placing him firmly in the context of the time and country in which he learnt his trade and the international fashion scene in which he subsequently matured and triumphed."--BOOK JACKET.
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More than three decades after his death, the Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) has become a legendary figure in the history of 20th-century fashion. His name is now a byword for clothes executed to the highest standards and characterized by sculptural quality, deft manipulation of textiles and dramatic use of colour.
This absorbing book, with breathtaking illustrations, examines Balenciaga's design and business practice, placing him firmly in the context of the time and country in which he learnt his trade and the international fashion scene in which he subsequently matured and triumphed.

Published to accompany the exhibition The Golden Age of Couture held at the V&A in September 2007.

"The Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) has become a legendary figure in the history of 20th-century fashion. Based on new archival research in France, Spain and Britain, this book examines Balenciaga's design and business practice, placing him firmly in the context of the time and country in which he learnt his trade and the international fashion scene in which he subsequently matured and triumphed."--BOOK JACKET.

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