Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity

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Valentina was the twentieth century's first American fashion designer celebrity, working and living on equal social footing with the clientele she dressed (Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Katharine Hepburn, Millicent Rogers, and Audrey Hepburn, among others). One of the few designers who proved that America could live without the Parisian haute couture, her career is a much needed missing link in the history of American fashion. Beyond merely turning out show-stopping evening gowns, Valentina's exotic beauty, dramatic ...

Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity 2009, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780847830831

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