Costume Jewelry for Haute Couture


Author: Florence Muller
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Vendome Press
Language: English

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An illustrated book showcasing the exquisite range of costume jewelry produced by haute couture fashion houses.

The subject has been overlooked by historians and fashion experts alike.

The term "costume jewelry" was coined in the 20th century for the use of non-precious metals and jewels for human adornment.

The book features the extraordinary diversity and exceptional craftsmanship of this jewelry in hundreds of beautifully reproduced pieces from such fashion houses as Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, and Givenchy.