From Paris to Providence: Fashion, Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers Shop, 1915-1947


224 pp., In their elegant Providence Shop, Italian emigre sisters Anna and Laura Tirocchi sold French couture clothing to an elite clientele. The shop, remained virtually untouched from 1947 until 1990, when RISD Museum curators were given their choice of its contents, which included apparel by Paul Poiret, Lucien Lelong, and dresses in the style of Madeleine Vionnet. All reflect the advent of modernism in the Paris art world of 1920s and 30s, when designers, painters and printmakers were collaborating as never before to create fashion. From "Paris to Providence" catalogues these efforts with beautiful illustrations and six essays that examine the era's social and art-historical issues.

Title: From Paris to Providence: Fashion, Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers Shop, 1915-1947

Author Name: Hay, Susan; Benson, Susan Porter; Parmal, Pamela A.; Hay, Susan Anderson; Briggs, John W.; Shaw, Madelyn

Categories: Textiles, Carpets, Tapestries,

Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., Rhode Island School of Design 2000: 2000

ISBN Number: 0911517693

ISBN Number 13: 9780911517699

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Size: 4to.

Book number: 53052

Keywords: HANDICRAFT,CRAFTS,HOBBIES,Dressmaking,Fashion