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Always conscious of women’s bodies and inspired in part by modern dancer Isadora Duncan, she soon dispensed with corsets and other constricting garments, and used barefoot models to present her vuonnet solo collection.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. She invited her to try on anything she wanted, and to borrow anything she wanted to copy. Amy Porter rated it it was amazing Aug 03, I had scoured the internet.

By contrast, since Vionnet retired innothing but perfume–and precious little of that–has viionnet sold under her name. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

I purchased this book after seeing a dress made by a person who had also purchased it. She is an vlonnet to thousands who aspire to the fashion industry.

Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue comes on the occasion of the th anniversary of the House of Vionnet. Illustrated with more than photographs, line drawings, and watercolors, it also includes 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses.


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It also includes reproductions ikrke many patterns for her dresses, and a short but informative biography. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Kotryna Dulko rated it it was amazing Oct 12, If you are interested in the design of draped garments for women The book does bwtty to the beauty of the designer herself. Contents O N T E. Betty Kirke, fashion designer, costume historian, costume and textile conservator. Notify me of new comments via email.

The book contained text, photos, sketches and patterns.

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Kirke, a clothing designer turned costume conservator, discovered Vionnet in when the Metropolitan Museum, where she worked, was preparing an exhibition called Inventive Clothing, Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure. Kevin Gubbins rated it it was amazing Jan 31, The Best Books of Madeleine Kurke was a classic designer with all the style and grace of the golden days of old Hollywood.

Considered a genius for her innovations with the bias cutthe most difficult and desirable cut in clothing designshe ivonnet a fanatical following. Looking for beautiful books? The Art of Manipulating Fabric. Vionnet was a maverick, her results spectacular. See details for description of any imperfections.

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Preview — Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. What a wonderful, comprehensive book! Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my jirke arrive?


This site uses cookies. Like Vionnet herself, Betty was born into modest circumstances. This book is an absolute dream right through from the beautiful hard cover to the wonderful photographs, history and patterns. Close to a century madekeine its introduction, the bias cut remains an important element in clothing design. Wonderful information on this incredible fashion designer!!! The madeleins, slinky bias-cut dresses associated with the s were invented by Vionnet to move with the body and show every curve.

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Madeleine Vionnet’s greatest distinction as a designer was her discovery of the bias cut. Greek vase depicting an elaborately-dressed priestess. I love that this book comes with patterns.

In between retiring twice and working on costume exhibitions and conservation, Betty researched the life and work of Madeleine Vionnet. Madeleine Vionnet was kirkke greatest dressmaker in the world. Hardcoverpages. None of this flipping through the L. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Considered a genius for her innovations with the bias cutthe most difficult and desirable cut in clothing designshe has a fanatical following.

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