Importance Of France In Fashion

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Name: Kirsten Yee Mun Wong
Student ID: 004542
Batch: BAD2014111
Subject: THD 104 Design Theory 1
Topic: In What Ways Has France Been Important to The Fashion Industry?
Title: Influential French Designers in the Early Twentieth Century During Modernism Period

Paris, the capital city of France has been the fashion capital of the Western world from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first century. France has been known as one of the important part of the fashion industry as it is in lead along with other countries due to its great reformation. One of the elements that France has been important to the Fashion industry is there are plenty of great fashion designers had been produced in the country itself. Those designers had produced modernist designs thus made a fashion revolution. According to Mcdermott (1997, p. 8), the ideas of Modernism ushered in a demand for simpler, streamlined ideas which suited the new spirit of the times. The 3 most influential French designers in Fashion industry during the Golden Age of French Fashion which is between 1920s to 1930s such as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Jean Patou and Elsa Schiaparelli had brought a whole new concept of ‘Fashion’ by producing their daring and unique designs.
The Parisian couturiers Gabrielle Chanel and Jean Patou were largely responsible for the fashion revolution. As mentioned by Haye (1988, p. 48) they dressed the modern woman in loose-fitting, comfortable and functional garments, many of which were based along
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