Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture

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Vendome Press, Sep 1, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 272 pages
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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. "A time capsule of creativity." ~ Dallas Morning News

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
THE ARTISTS OF THE JEWEL
55
THE JEWELRY TRADE
173

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