HAUTE COUTURE: TRADESMEN'S ENTRANCE, by Olivier Seguret; Keiichi Tahara - 1990


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Haute Couture: Tradesmen's Entrance

by Olivier Seguret

photographs by Keiichi Tahara 

Paris, France: Editions Assouline, Maeght Editeur, 1990

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • ISBN: 29082288017
  • Photographic covers feature a image of dress forms by Keiichi Tahara.
  • Brown boards are in overall very good condition.
  • Corners are sharp.
  • Spine has brown imprinted text against a brown spine.
  • Binding is strong and secure.
  • Endpapers and feps are aged toned.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits minimal signs of age.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Top head text block edges have markings on the left side. (See Photos).
  • Illustrated DJ has some light edgewear and shelfwear. (See Photos).
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • AJ20190819

213 pages. 10 x 13 inches.

French haute couture has produced more than just an extraordinary art of fashion and clothing. It was also produced unparalleled craftsmanship in the small professional trades supplying a wide variety of pieces that are combined into the final presentation. From embroidery to lacemaking, from costume jewellery to haberdashery, the weaver, the hatmaker, the plumassier, the pleater or the creator of "nacre" have for generations been the silent portrait of the history of couture and fashion. This book has turned the spotlight onto the army of men and women working in the shadows.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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