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Elsa Schiaparelli

Designer Biography

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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...

Arkady (Poland) (1935–9)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Arkady was a distinguished monthly magazine published between 1935 and 1939 in Warsaw. The magazine covered applied art, interior design, architecture, product design, and visual arts. Its ambition was to boost recognition of current...

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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

Book Chapter

...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...

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...

A.C. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea (A.C. Contemporary Activity Documents) (1931–7)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...A.C. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea (Contemporary Activity Documents) published a total of twenty-five issues between 1931 and 1937. It was mainly devoted to communicating the ideals, manifestos, and accomplishments of the Spanish...

Chicago “A Century of Progress International Exposition” (1933–4)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Century of Progress International Exposition celebrated Chicago’s founding centennial on reclaimed lands along Lake Michigan. Programmed to last between May and November 1933, the exhibition reopened in 1934 due to its popularity...

Chicago Century of Progress Exposition (1933–1934)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Chicago Century of Progress Exposition took place over the course of two seasons: May 27, 1933, to November 12, 1933; and May 26, 1934, to October 31, 1934. Covering an area of 170 hectares along the shores of Lake Michigan, attendance...

Exhibition of British Art in Industry, Burlington House (1935)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Exhibition of British Art in Industry, also known as the Exhibition of British Industrial Art, took place at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, from January to March 1935. Organized by the Royal Academy...