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Dressing Up by Elizabeth L. Block
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Oct 19, 2021 | ISBN 9780262045841

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Praise

“This handsomely illustrated, anecdotal volume illuminates the symbiotic relationship between late-19th-century Parisian fashion houses and their well-to-do American clients. Block, a senior editor for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s publication department, writes winningly.”
the Washington Post


Winner of the Victorian Society in America Book Award, 2022

Table Of Contents

I. Power Dressing
1. Introduction: Dressing Up
2. Midcentury Tastemakers
II. Paris as the Center of Haute Couture and Coiffure
3. Connections among Coiffeurs, Couturiers, Milliners, and Perfumers
4. Couturiers and International Expositions
5. International Clientele
III. The U.S. Market for French Fashion
6. Maison Félix and Its U.S. Clients
7. Gowns and Mansions: French Fashion in U.S. Homes
8. Raising Prices: The Impact of U.S. Tariffs
9. The Underworld and Afterlife of French Couture in the United States
10. Conclusion: Follow the Dresses
Acknowledgments 
Notes
Bibliography 
Index

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