19th-Century America Furniture and Other Decorative Arts

Мебельное и декоративное искусство Америки 19-го века

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Alexander McQueen graduates from Central Saint Martins; stylist Isabella Blow purchases his entire degree collection on installment. • Hussein Chalayan debuts in London and Junya Watanabe in Paris. • Tom Ford rises to creative director of Gucci, where his glamorous, at times overtly sexual style turns around the once-faltering company, inaugurating an era of brand revival. When the Gucci Group goes public in 1995 on the strength of Ford’s breakout collection, its success will usher in a flurry of IPOs of luxury fashion firms.

Each boutique had its own identity, but all shared a clublike informality. By the mid-1970s, mainstream fashion had co-opted the boutique movement, but not before it had transformed how fashion was produced and disseminated. Photo by Bob Thomas, Getty Images. Photo from Keystone-France, Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images. Photo by Lipnitzki, Roger Viollet Collection, Getty Images. Youthquake and the London Boutique Bazaar In 1955, self-taught designer Mary Quant, with Alexander Plunkett Green and Archie McNair, opened Bazaar on the King’s Road in Chelsea, the boutique that would set the standards for all that followed.

Photo by Nat Farbman, Time & Life Pictures, Getty Images. The house mannequins volants, or runway models, were rarely photographed for fear of copying, and until the 1960s only a few, such as Victoire and China Machado, succeeded in joining the great photo models like Suzy Parker and Dovima. Today, the distinction has blurred between models who walk in the haute couture shows and those who appear in the magazines. Mannequins de cabine Models, traditionally distinct to each house. Habilleuses Fitters and dressers Above Bettina Graziani, chief model and muse to Hubert de Givenchy, with the designer before his Photo by Loomis Dean, Time & Life Pictures, Getty Images.

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