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Elsa Schiaparelli

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...Italian-born couturier Elsa Schiaparelli was active in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, where she was the main rival of Coco Chanel. Encouraged by Paul Poiret, she began to design clothes and soon became one of the most prominent figures...

Jeanne-Marie Lanvin

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...Fashion designer Jeanne-Marie Lanvin began her career as apprentice to a milliner and dressmaker before opening her own millinery studio in Paris . Lanvin began by designing children’s wear, moving into womenswear when customers asked...

Madeleine Vionnet

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...Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. She opened her own salon in 1912 and after the war she became a prominent designer in Paris until she retired in 1940. Vionnet is credited with creating the coupé en biais or bias cut...

Modern Design in Japan (1912–1930)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The period between 1912 and 1930 corresponds to the Taishō period (1911–1926) and the beginning of the Shōwa period (1926–1989). During this time, movements to disseminate democracy and liberalism came into being, while transportation...

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Simon Bliss

Simon Bliss is Senior Lecturer, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jewellery in the Age of Modernism 1918–1940 : Adornment and Beyond

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...In this account, an examination of the many cultural influences brought to bear on jewellery and accessories have allowed us to go beyond a straightforward description of body adornment. It is hoped that this can be seen as representing...

Schiaparelli, Elsa (1890–1973)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Italian-born couturier Schiaparelli was active in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, when she was the main rival to Coco Chanel. Her unconventional designs, and her friendship with artists like Dali and Duchamp, caused Chanel to refer to her...

Dada

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Dada refers to a loosely affiliated and brief-lived artistic movement (c.1916–23) whose foundational ideas would, nevertheless, resonate with radical artists throughout the twentieth century. Dada was one of several avant-garde movements...

Metropolis, Germany

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...The 1927 film Metropolis was not the overwhelming commercial or even critical success its makers hoped it would be. It cost a fortune for the German studio UFA to produce and ended up nearly ruining it. The film’s determined grasp...

Yuan-qing, Tao 陶元慶 (1893–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Chinese graphic designer, born in the late Qing period at Shaoxin, Zhejiang, Tao is considered one of the most influential designers from the early modern design period (1928–37) in China. Through his studies in arts, and exposure...

Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand, Berlin (1922–3)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The trilingual magazine Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand (Object) resulted from a collaboration between the Russian artist El Lissitzky and the writer Ilya Ehrenburg from 1922 to 1923 in Berlin. The name of the short-lived publication (only three...