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Master of Lace


128 Pages, 8.25 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $30.99 (US $30.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9782757209134

Rights: US & CA

Somogy Art Publishers (Apr 2016)

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This is the first publication to trace the use of lace by one of the greatest fashion designers of the twentieth century. It brings together a complete picture of the designer and his production from 1930 to 1970, the history of lace in Spain and the particular relationship that Balenciaga had to lace. This is a bilingual French-English publication that includes a timeline of Balenciaga's Parisian career, detailed notices on all the items exhibited, and an extensive bibliography.

Author Biography

Hubert de Givenchy is a French fashion designer who founded The House of Givenchy in 1952. He is famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, as well as clothing for clients such as Jacqueline Kennedy. Curator and former director of the Musée Galliera, Catherine Join-Diéterle is an expert in the history of fashion.