Prague Fashion Houses 1900–1948


In carefully researched articles and splendid photographs, this publication charts out the history of the most important Prague fashion houses, including those of Hanna Podolská, Oldřich Rosenbaum, Arnoštka Roubíčková, and František Bárta, to illustrate and explain the development of the Czech fashion industry from about 1900 to 1948.


It traces the development of tailoring and dressmaking, their change from a craft to an applied art, the expansion of international fashion, and the transformation of tailors and dressmakers into artists and merchants. The publication also relates the extraordinary lives of the owners of these fashion houses against the background of historic events.



The Most Beautiful Book of the Year – Scholarly literature 2011, Third prize

Second revised edition
Publishers: UPM and Arbor vitae
Author of the concept: Eva Uchalová
Texts: Eva Uchalová, Zora Damová, Viktor Šlajchrt
Edition: Czech-English
Format: 29 x 24 cm, hard cover
Pages: 312
Reproductions: 430
ISBN 978-80-7101-176-7 (UPM)
Price: 960 CZK


The volume is on sale in the Museum Shop on the ground floor.

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