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Couture and Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s
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    Alexandra Palmer
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    University of British Columbia Press

Couture and Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s

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  • Alexandra Palmer
  • University of British Columbia Press
  • Hardcover
  • 9780774808262
  • 10.38 X 8.38 X 1.22 inches
  • 3 pounds
  • Design > Fashion & Accessories
  • English
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The 1950s were the golden years of haute couture, captured by iconic images of glamorous models wearing dramatic clothes. Yet the real women who wore these clothes adapted them to suit their own tastes, altered them to extend their life, and often could not bear to part with them long after the dresses had outlived their use. This gorgeously illustrated book demonstrates why so many of these designs are still in existence and why we are fascinated by them fifty years later.
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