Hemline, Neckline, Streamline
A nice softcover museum catalogue. The collection of a passionate collector of turn-of-the-century fashions. "Ms Birks' deep admiration for these coats and dresses causes her to lament the advent in the late 1930s of McCardell and the monastic dress, which heralded the demise of haute couture". At least one gown by each of the following… and more… Elsa Schiaparelli, Worth, Fortuny, Chanel, Paquin, Callot Soeurs, Nicole Groult, Doevillet, Babani, Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin. 42 plates of older clothes on newer models. Light edgewear.
University of Pennsylvania, 1981
paperback, very good condition