Couture and Commerce; The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s by Alexandra Palmer
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.
- Written by Alexandra Palmer
- Published by UBC press and with the Royal Ontario Museum
- 351 pages
- Hard cover
- Only available in English
- ISBN: 9780774808262