Madeleine Vionnet

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Chronicle Books, Sep 12, 2012 - Design - 244 pages
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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This is an excellent book! It has beautiful pictures in a large library bound book. Madeleine Vionnet was a classic designer with all the style and grace of the golden days of old Hollywood. Her ... Read full review

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One of the most sumptuously designed books I've ever seen, with lavish, abundant photographs of Madeleine Vionnet's groundbreaking dress designs of the 1920s and 1930s. It also includes reproductions of many patterns for her dresses, and a short but informative biography. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Betty Kirke is a lecturer and instructor in costume conservation. She lives in New York City.

Issey Miyake is a world-renowned fashion designer based in Tokyo, Japan.

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