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Madeleine Vionnet By Betty Kirke,Foreword by
Hardcover Luxury Edition,
A must have for anyone who loves art deco
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. Over 400 illustrations.
Back in print at last, with a
ravishing new cover, Madeleine Vionnet is "not only the best book on Vionnet,
but perhaps the best book ever on a fashion designer" ("Out). Madeleine
Vionnet (1876-"1975) was the greatest dressmaker in the world. Considered a
genius for her innovations with the bias cut--the most difficult and
desirable cut in clothing design--she has a fanatical following. Vionnet was
a maverick, her results spectacular. She dressed the stars of the '30s,
invented new pattern-making techniques, and eschewed corsets for her models.
Vionnet's dresses are virtually un-copiable and highly coveted by vintage
clothing collectors. "Madeleine Vionnet is the definitive study of this
venerated artist. Illustrated with more than 400 photographs, line drawings,
and watercolors, it also includes 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses.
As the Art Deco Society of L.A.'s newsletter has said, anyone "interested in
Art Deco or fashion must have this book."
Published: November 2005
2.57 cms H x 37.54 cms L x 27.31 cms W
(2.09 kgs) 244 pages
Item Name: The Cut of Women's Clothes, 1600-1930 Gift Wrapping
Item Number: ISBN: 0878300260
Each period in the history of costume has produced its
own characteristic line and silhouette, derived from a cut and construction
which varies considerably from age to age. Here are patterns taken from
actual dresses, many of them rare museum specimens, illustrated by sketches
of the dresses. There are notes on the production of women's dress, with
references to early technical books and journals, together with diagrams
from some of them. Numerous illustrations show the dresses as worn complete
with their hairstyles, jewelry, decorations and accessories.
"Most useful. . . Recommended."
-"Times Education Supplement
"Serious and beautifully illustrated."
"A definitive work. . . Highly recommended."
"Rewarding to anyone interested in the history of women as people."
-"Christian Science Monitor
"The method is impeccable, the presentation flawless and the information
fascinating. The scaled cutting diagrams are readily useable."
-"Educational Theatre Journal
Dimentions: 2.79 cms H x 28.37 cms L x 22.73 cms W (1.28 kgs)
Item Name: The Cut of Women's Clothes, 1600-1930
Item Number: ISBN: 0878300260