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Little Book of Balenciaga Emmanuelle Dirix

Little Book of Balenciaga By Emmanuelle Dirix

Little Book of Balenciaga by Emmanuelle Dirix

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A pocket-sized, illustrated book depicting the work and life of Balenciaga the couturier.

Little Book of Balenciaga Summary

Little Book of Balenciaga: The Story of the Iconic Fashion House by Emmanuelle Dirix

'Haute couture is like an orchestra, whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives' - Christian Dior

The godfather of conceptual design, a master of shape, a true fashion game changer - all are accolades bestowed upon one of the most interesting, venerated and iconic couturiers of the twentieth century: Cristobal Balenciaga. His pureness of line, the comfort of his garments and innovative work with textiles, colour and volume made a huge impact on twentieth-century fashion, with creations such as the babydoll, balloon and sack dresses still influencing fashion today.

Through stunning images and captivating text, Little Book of Balenciaga depicts the work and life of Balenciaga the couturier. Fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix examines his legacy both through tracing the Maison's artistic direction after his death, and the generations of designers influenced by the master himself.

About Emmanuelle Dirix

Emmanuelle Dirix is a fashion historian and curator. She teaches at the Antwerp Fashion Academy and Manchester Metropolitan University, and has lectured at the Royal College of Art and University of the Arts London. She is the author of Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion, and co-author of 1920s Fashion: the Definitive Sourcebook and 1930s Fashion: the Definitive Sourcebook.

Table of Contents

Introduction * The Early Years * Spain via Paris * The War Years * Craftsmanship * Master of Modernity * The Abstract Body * Design Influences * Clients * Fashion Legacies * A Label Reborn.

Additional information

Little Book of Balenciaga: The Story of the Iconic Fashion House by Emmanuelle Dirix
Used - Very Good
Welbeck Publishing Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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