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Modern Fashion in Detail
     

Modern Fashion in Detail

by Claire Wilcox, Valerie Mendes
 

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A perfect Chanel buttonhole, a beautiful Schiaparelli applique, the exquisite braiding on a sleeve by Bill Gibb and a faultless seam on a Balenciaga jacket -- all these details, combined with the most luxurious fabrics, make up a fashion designer's special signature and talent. It is these the Modern Fashion in Detail celebrates.

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A perfect Chanel buttonhole, a beautiful Schiaparelli applique, the exquisite braiding on a sleeve by Bill Gibb and a faultless seam on a Balenciaga jacket -- all these details, combined with the most luxurious fabrics, make up a fashion designer's special signature and talent. It is these the Modern Fashion in Detail celebrates.

This is the first time a whole volume has been devoted entirely to close-ups illustrating the magnificent intricacies of high fashion. To envision these details in context, each photograph is accompanied by a diagrammatic line drawing of the whole garment, covering everything from buttons, bows, beads and sequins to tucks, pleats, collars and cuffs. This is an essential reference for anyone interested in fashion and design.

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Modern Fashion in Detail is cause for celebration and rejoicing! If you've ever wished you could spend an entire day rummaging through the costume collection at a great museum, this is the next best thing.
New York Daily News
Closeup photos and explanations of the details that set couture garments a part will inspire beginning and advanced sewers.
Elle
This is the first book to focus exclusively on the labor-intensive, no-holds-barred construction and decoration that set the couture apart from its humble, off the peg relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879518691
Publisher:
Overlook
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 11.74(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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