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Best Dressed: Fashion from the Birth of Couture to Today Dilys Blum

Best Dressed: Fashion from the Birth of Couture to Today

Dilys Blum

Published February 17th 1998
ISBN : 9780876331187
Paperback
87 pages
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A dazzling tour of selected highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Arts collection of fashionable dresses beginning with several masterpieces by the father of haute couture, Charles Frederick Worth, most of which were made for and owned (orMoreA dazzling tour of selected highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Arts collection of fashionable dresses beginning with several masterpieces by the father of haute couture, Charles Frederick Worth, most of which were made for and owned (or yearned after) by American women. The first garments collected by the museum after its founding in 1876 provided early costume historians with a rich resource for the study of historic American dress, and with the opening of the first costume galleries under the sponsorship of the Fashion group of Philadelphia in 1947, the collection expanded its focus to include fine examples of contemporary design as well.