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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...

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...

Lanvin, Jeanne-Marie (1867–1946)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

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...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...

Vionnet, Madeleine (1876–1975)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Poiret, Paul (1879–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Paul Poiret was a French fashion designer, born in Paris. Poiret trained under the prominent French couturier Jacques Doucet, joining the House of Worth as a designer in 1901. His early designs resembled the high-waisted Empire silhouette...

Ricci, Maria (Nina) (1883–1970)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian-born fashion designer, Maria Nielli, nicknamed Nina, moved to France in 1895. She married Italian jeweler and composer Luigi Ricci in 1904. Her fashion training began as an apprentice for a Parisian dressmaker, and she joined...

Putman, Andrée (1925–2013)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Putman was a French interior and product designer, creator of the first “boutique hotel,” and champion of the work of early modernist French designers. Putman reintroduced furniture and objects from the 1920s and 1930s that are now...

Galliano, John (1960–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Fashion designer, born Juan Carlos Antonio Galliano-Guillén in Gibraltar, Galliano grew up in Streatham, South London. He gained a first-class honors degree in Fashion Design from St. Martins School of Art and Design, London, in 1984. His...