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Book cover of Denis Laurent's Jules François Crahay: Rediscovering a Grand Couturier, with model in colorful chiffon dress with high neck. Published by Lannoo Publishers.

Jules François Crahay

Rediscovering a Grand Couturier

By (author) Denis Laurent


  • The first monograph dedicated to one of the biggest couturiers of the 20th century
  • Discover a sublime career that stretches from the 1930s to the 1980s for fashion houses as Nina Ricci and Lanvin
  • With more than 200 stunning images by the renowned fashion photographers, sketches and unique insights
  • Published alongside the first exhibition on Crahay in the Brussels museum of Fashion & Lace from 23rd February to 10th November 2024
Full Description

This book on Jules François Crahay rediscovers a couturier who was once at the pinnacle of Parisian fashion with many followers and fans all over the world. It explores Crahay’s career from beginning in the 1930s to his death in 1988.The publication takes a deep dive in the collections Crahay designed, tells the story of his life and reveals an independent style full of fantasy, nourished by a love of folklore and beautiful fabrics. As the pages turn, we see the sumptuous haute couture models of Nina Ricci and Lanvin, the famous women who wore them, such as Jackie Kennedy, and the images by the great fashion photographers who followed Crahay’s work.

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Lannoo Publishers
20th Apr 2024
USA & Canada
8.46 in x 11.02 in
224 Pages
140 color, 80 b&w
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