Paris to New York The Transatlantic Fashion Industry in the Twentieth Century


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An innovative history of the fashion industry, focusing on the connections between Paris and New York, art and finance, and design and manufacturing. Fashion is one of the most dynamic industries in the world, with an annual retail value of $3 trillion and globally recognized icons like Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent. How did this industry generate such economic and symbolic capital? Focusing on the roles of entrepreneurs, designers, and institutions in fashion's two most important twentieth-century centers, Paris to New York tells the history of the industry as a negotiation between art and commerce.

Author : Veronique Pouillard

Publisher : Harvard University Press

Publish Date : May 2021

Page : 366

Format : BB- Hardback

Dimensions : 16.5 x 24.2 cm