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Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris) (1905–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Paris started with the small collection of objects gathered by the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts Appliqués à l’Industrie (Central Union of Fine Arts Applied to the Industry...

Vionnet, Madeleine (1876–1975)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. Born in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, Vionnet worked and lived in Paris for most of her adult life. After a short time in England as an apprentice for the Royal millinery supplier Kate Reilly, she...

Courrèges, André (1923–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1964, five years before man walked on the moon, Courrèges showed a collection that was to define the age. His 1964 white Space Age collection, with sharply sculpted skirts 3 inches above the knee, round helmet headgear, mid-calf white...

De Givenchy, Count Hubert Taffin (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...French fashion designer, Givenchy is best known for creating the simple, elegant, chic look epitomized by Audrey Hepburn. He created both her on-screen and personal wardrobes. They met when she was filming Sabrina in 1953, the year...

Renault (1899–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Renault is a French automobile manufacturer founded in 1899 in Paris by the brothers Louis, Marcel, and Fernand Renault. After the Second World War, and the death of Louis Renault, the company was nationalized and expanded to produce...

Dior, Christian (1905–57)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Dior was a French couture fashion designer who famously created the New Look and introduced lucrative licensed lines under his label, creating the first financially successful fashion brand. Born into a wealthy bourgeois family...

L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui is a French architecture periodical (published in French and English), founded in 1930 by André Bloc (1896–1966). An artist working across a range of media, Bloc later became interested...

Vuitton, Louis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Louis Vuitton is a Parisian luxury fashion brand founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton as a travel trunk maker, offering innovative lightweight, airtight flat-top trunks of canvas that stacked and locked. Vuitton introduced the Damier check...

Lanvin, Jeanne-Marie (1867–1946)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French fashion designer Lanvin began as apprentice to a milliner and dressmaker, opening a millinery studio in Paris. She began to create beautiful embellished dresses for her daughter, which led her to include children’s wear in her...

Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs (UCAD) (1882–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, or UCAD, is a cultural organization that comprises France’s national decorative arts, design, and textile museums. Founded in 1882 in Paris and modeled on England’s South Kensington Museum, it sought...