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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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A leading member of haute couture, Valentina considered herself an architect of dress. Claiming inspiration from Grecian architecture, she used fabrics to accentuate their textures, shadows, and highlights in order to create the desired architectural effect. "Color," she once explained, "should never be obvious, static, or flat" but rather should move and flow. Commentators agreed that she achieved dramatic effects in her gowns without, as one put it, "resorting to extreme cuts."

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