Praise for Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture:
“Hundreds of beautifully reproduced pieces." ~ Panache Privée
“A time capsule of creativity." ~ Dallas Morning News
This sumptuously illustrated book surveys the exquisite range of costume jewelry produced by haute couture fashion houses, a subject until now overlooked by historians and fashion cognoscenti alike. The term “costume jewelry" was coined in the twentieth century for the use of non-precious metals and jewels for human adornment. This book showcases the extraordinary diversity and exceptional craftsmanship of this jewelry in hundreds of beautifully reproduced pieces from such fashion houses as Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, and Givenchy.
About the Contributor(s)
Florence Müller has written many books and catalogues and organized several exhibitions on fashion history and the phenomenon of contemporary fashion. She teaches these subjects at the Institut français de la Mode.
Patrick Sigal is a jewelry collector and owner, with his wife Godelieve, of the Brussels gallery Ciel Mes Bijoux.
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