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Ballgowns By Oriole Cullen

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This beautiful book presents dynamic photographs by David Hughes of British ballgowns spanning 60 years and includes designs by Alexander McQueen, Bellville Sassoon, Bill Gibb, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Stella McCartney and Zandra Rhodes.

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Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 by Oriole Cullen

This innovative book presents dynamic and interpretive photographs of British ballgowns spanning 60 years and includes designs by Alexander McQueen, Bellville Sassoon, Bill Gibb, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Stella McCartney and Zandra Rhodes. The specially commissioned photographs, by fashion photographer David Hughes, are supplemented by essays exploring the ballgown as a particularly British garment, with designers, clients and occasions unique to Britain. The social season of debutante parties and private balls, weddings and charity events have long provided Britain's fashion designers with opportunities to design elaborate, tour de force eveningwear. In more recent years the ballroom has been replaced by the red carpet. Though the context has changed, the ballgown remains a staple in many designers' collections and continues to serve as an expression of status, protocol and taste, while simultaneously embodying elements of drama and fantasy.

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About Oriole Cullen


Sonnet Stanfill is curator of 20th century and contemporary fashion at the V&A. Oriole Cullen is curator of modern textiles and fashion at the V&A. David Hughes is a portrait, still life and fashion photographer. Magda Keaney is Curator of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion.

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GOR008955646
Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 by Oriole Cullen
Oriole Cullen
Used - Like New
Hardback
V & A Publishing
2012-05-07
112
1851776842
9781851776849
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.