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Madeleine Vionnet

Author: Betty Kirke; Issei Miyake
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This "spectacular tribute to a designer of breathtaking grace and originality" (Threads) is the definitive volume on the legendary Madeleine Vionnet's life and work. Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue marks the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the House of Vionnet and the revival of the Vionnet brand. Lavishly illustrated in over 400 photographs, sketches, and with complete patterns for 30 of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Madeleine Vionnet; Madeleine Vionnet
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Kirke; Issei Miyake
ISBN: 9781452110691 1452110697
OCLC Number: 805017912
Notes: Original edition originally published in Japan in 1991 by Kyuryudo Art Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
Miniature patterns in book.
Description: 244 pages, [33] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 37 cm
Contents: 1. The birth --
2. Rectangles --
3. Quadrants --
4. Developments --
5. Triangles --
6. Surface decorations --
7. Furs and capes --
8. Changing times.
Responsibility: Betty Kirke ; foreword by Issey Miyake.

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This "spectacular tribute to a designer of breathtaking grace and originality" (Threads) is the definitive volume on the legendary Madeleine Vionnet's life and work. Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue marks the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the House of Vionnet and the revival of the Vionnet brand. Lavishly illustrated in over 400 photographs, sketches, and with complete patterns for 30 of the most influential designs of this architect among dressmakers, this exquisite volume is an essential reference for fashion students and a vibrant portrait of a grande dame of 20th century couture.

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"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, Read more...

 
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