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Ben de Lisi

Elizabeth Tregenza

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Liberty & Co.

Sonia Ashmore

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

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Liberty’s early catalogs, published from 1881, featured silks remarkable for their variety of color, print, and weight. By the 1880s Liberty’s name had become a trademark. “Liberty Art Fabrics” were sensuous and subtly colored, widely admired and imitated. Fashionable aniline dyes were rejected in favor of natural colorings; lack of chemical adulteration, antiquity of design, and irregularity of weave, indicating hand production, were also emphasized.

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