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.Hardy Amies is associated worldwide with glamorous, elegant clothes and is perhaps most famously known as dressmaker to HM The Queen; the book is being published in 2012, the year of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee .Hardy Amies designed the wardrobe for the 1968, iconic film2001: A Space Odyssey .In November 2012, theFashion & Textile Museum, London, will be hosting an exhibition showcasing Amies's work - including examples of his gowns, sketches and printed ephemera - alongside that of Norman Hartnell and Freddie Fox .This stunning publication is quarter bound in luxurious Hardy Amies cloth .Second man in Britain to be knighted for his services to fashion .This publication is a chronological evolution of first the man, and then his business, it is his life story .Features hundreds of original drawings and sketches Hardy Amies epitomized understated British couture, emphasizing the cut of fine materials by tailored construction. Untrained in dress-making, he achieved headlines inVoguein 1937 with his 'Panic' suit, a reconstructed design of a staple in every woman's wardrobe, wittily named to reflect current events. Evoking the glamour of pre-war London while meeting the demands of contemporary society's activities - town to country, morning to night - Amies designs drew a star-studded clientele. His war-time 'utility' designs revealed his design philosophy (and partly concealed his role as head of the Belgian Section of SOE), unveiling a needle-sharp intelligence and intuition for the changing world of fashion, his elegant execution of which was rewarded through the influential seal of approval by HM Queen Elizabeth II, as Princess Elizabeth, in 1950. The first post-war international designer to visit the USA, Amies' luxurious style produced lucrative global business opportunities, including ready-to-wear, menswear shown as couture, and wide-ranging merchandising options.
|Number of Pages:||304|
|Publisher:||Antique Collectors Club Ltd|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||9.50 x 12.00 x 1.00 Inches|
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