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The Resource The master of us all : Balenciaga, his workrooms, his world, Mary Blume

The master of us all : Balenciaga, his workrooms, his world, Mary Blume

Label
The master of us all : Balenciaga, his workrooms, his world
Title
The master of us all
Title remainder
Balenciaga, his workrooms, his world
Statement of responsibility
Mary Blume
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A sparkling life of the monumental fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga When Cristobal Balenciaga died in 1972, the news hit the front page of The New York Times. One of the most innovative and admired figures in the history of haute couture, Balenciaga said that he was the only designer who dared to do as he liked. He was, said Christian Dior, "the master of us all." But despite his extraordinary impact, he was a man hidden from view. Unlike today's celebrity designers, he saw to it that little was known about him, to the point that some French journalists wondered if he existed at all. Even his most notable and devoted clients never met him. But one woman knew Balenciaga better than anyone else. The first person he hired when he opened his Paris house, furnished with only a table and a chair, Florette Chelot became his top vendeuse--as much an adviser as a saleswoman. She witnessed the spectacular success of his first collection, and they worked closely for thirty years--until 1968, when Balenciaga abruptly closed his house without telling any of his staff. Youth-oriented fashion was taking over, Paris was in upheaval, and the elder statesman wanted no part of it. In The Master of Us All, Mary Blume tells the remarkable story of the man and his house through the eyes of the woman who knew him best. Intimate and revealing, this is an unprecedented portrait of a designer whose vision transformed an industry, but whose story has never been told until now"--
  • "The sparkling life of the monumental fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga. A biography"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blume, Mary
Dewey number
  • 746.9/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TT505.B28
LC item number
B59 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balenciaga, Cristobal
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion designers
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion design
Label
The master of us all : Balenciaga, his workrooms, his world, Mary Blume
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn795174275
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780374298739
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012029933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)795174275
Label
The master of us all : Balenciaga, his workrooms, his world, Mary Blume
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn795174275
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780374298739
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012029933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)795174275

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