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The origins of Italian fashion, 1900-45

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Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Some shelf wear.

This fascinating book explores Italian fashion at the beginning of the 20th century, tracing its growth through two world wars to emerge as a dominant force in global fashion. When the Lombard tailor Rosa Genoni created the first Italian fashion house, she broke free of the prevailing French style and launched a national industry. Illustrated with archival material from the design houses as well as illustrations from the earliest Italian fashion magazines, the book focuses on the most important designers from the period: Gabriella di Robilant, the Italian "inventor" of sportswear; Salvatore Ferragamo and his famous orthopedic shoes; and Elsa Schiaparelli, the first great protagonist of Italian style. These are the designers who shaped Italian fashion, and their influence continues to be felt today.

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Author(s):
Sofia Gnoli
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.0 X 26.5 cms
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1851777911
ISBN-13:
9781851777914
Number of pages:
112
Publisher:
V&A Publishing
Title:
The origins of Italian fashion, 1900-45

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Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Some shelf wear.

This fascinating book explores Italian fashion at the beginning of the 20th century, tracing its growth through two world wars to emerge as a dominant force in global fashion. When the Lombard tailor Rosa Genoni created the first Italian fashion house, she broke free of the prevailing French style and launched a national industry. Illustrated with archival material from the design houses as well as illustrations from the earliest Italian fashion magazines, the book focuses on the most important designers from the period: Gabriella di Robilant, the Italian "inventor" of sportswear; Salvatore Ferragamo and his famous orthopedic shoes; and Elsa Schiaparelli, the first great protagonist of Italian style. These are the designers who shaped Italian fashion, and their influence continues to be felt today.

Author(s):
Sofia Gnoli
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.0 X 26.5 cms
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1851777911
ISBN-13:
9781851777914
Number of pages:
112
Publisher:
V&A Publishing
Title:
The origins of Italian fashion, 1900-45

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