Nordens Paris (“Paris of the North”), by fashion journalist Susanna Strömquist, is a book about the French couture atelier at department store Nordiska Kompaniet 1902–1966, and the result of extensive research; in NK’s archive at Nordiska museet; through interviews and close studies of garments; in the archives of Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga and others. The publication tells the story of the leading establishment for women’s fashion in the Nordic countries during the golden age of haute couture, with newly photographed images of the garments and never before seen black-and-white fashion images from Nordiska museet’s archives.
The book is printed on Fedrigoni paper in Italy with gilded edges. Three typefaces from the Commercial Classics collection of Commercial Type – Blanchard, Caslon Ionic andAntique No. 6 – are used throughout and paired with Lyon from the same foundry, for body text.