Fashion (Oxford History of Art): chap one

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Visual Arts History
Visual Arts History 1043A/B
Bridget Elliott

Fashion (Oxford History of Art): Christopher Breward Chapter One The Rise of The Designer -factors paving way for celebrity designers: expansion of urban civilization, growing dependence on mechanization and reorganization of labour in industrial manufacturing >The Roots of Modern Fashion -Paris md 19 c was thee fashion city of at least 100 years -French fashion as means of control and self promotion -stthe sponsorship of the textile and decorative art industry -17 century court dress characterized by its formal construction, rigid composition and hierarchical orders of decoration -use of decoration changed styles more than cut >The First Fashion Designers -by the start of the 19 century fashionable clothing went from court to select group of innovators -Rose Bertin was the dressmaker for Marie Antoinette -inspired Louis Hyppolie Leroy -1850s and 1860s emerge of grand couture -modern fashion was born >Charles Frederick Worth -the father of couture -city center stores played crucial pack in introducing new styles and trends on a much wider scale -inspired by galleries, theaters and bookshops -ability to choose and manipulate fabrics to suit client
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