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Description - Marcel Rochas by Sophie Rochas

Marcel Rochas (1902-1955) left an enduring legacy on the world of fashion, inspiring a range of contemporary designers. In this illustrated biography, Sophie Rochas provides an intimate first-hand account of her father, providing insights into his talents as an innovative designer, revered socialite, attentive parent, and demanding husband. Rochas's trademark designs included exaggerated shoulders, the wasp-waisted bodice, a strapless girdle that defined the female silhouette of the 1940s and 1950s, his Sirene gown, the surrealist Oiseau dress, and the signature perfume Femme. His myriad creations were favored, both on-screen and off, by Hollywood starlets including Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich, and Mae West. This monograph includes rare family photographs, portraits by the great fashion photographers, as well as Rochas's iconic perfume bottles, style inspirations, and most significant creations, which have since become milestones in the history of women's wear.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080202079
ISBN-10: 2080202073
Format: Hardback
(310mm x 240mm x 32mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - Sophie Rochas

Marcel Rochas was an architectural fashion designer whose legacy includes the wasp-waist silhouette, strong shoulder lines, and his signature Femme perfume. Sophie Rochas worked at Elle in the early 1960s, decorated the Elysee-Matignon, and was head costume designer in the film industry. Francis Hammond's photographs have been published in Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decor, and numerous books including Intimate Chanel (2011) and Jean Patou: A Fashionable Life (2013).

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