Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet

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by Betty Kirke
     
 

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Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) was the greatest dressmaker in the world, considered a genius for her innovations with difficult bias cut designs. Vionnet dressed the movie stars of the 1930s and invented new pattern-making techniques. This definitive study of an astonishing woman and her work contains 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses.See more details below

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Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) was the greatest dressmaker in the world, considered a genius for her innovations with difficult bias cut designs. Vionnet dressed the movie stars of the 1930s and invented new pattern-making techniques. This definitive study of an astonishing woman and her work contains 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses.

Editorial Reviews

Celeste Sheets
Vionnet mastered the drape and cut of bias fabric like no one before or sense....[She created] garments and live and breathe with the body that wears them....[The book is] a spectacular tribute to a designer of breathtaking grace and originality.
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From the Publisher
"The book comprises 400 photographs, 38 original dress patterns and interviews with the designer herself. Colorful visuals showcase Vionnet's preference for Grecian-style dresses and the bias cut, the latter on display in one of her black silk, satin-backed crêpe dresses, which she fitted with ripples at the hems and matched with a high neckline. Vionnet loved flow in dresses — so did her famous clients like Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford — and she was famously opposed to corsets. 'I have never been able to tolerate corsets myself, so why should I inflict them on other women,' she has been quoted as saying." —New York Times T Style Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811819978
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
11/17/2005
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 14.75(h) x 1.00(d)

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