Item Details

Madeleine Vionnet

Betty Kirke ; foreword by Issey Miyake
Format
Book
Published
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781452110691, 1452110697
Summary
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.
Contents
  • 1. The birth
  • 2. Rectangles
  • 3. Quadrants
  • 4. Developments
  • 5. Triangles
  • 6. Surface decorations
  • 7. Furs and capes
  • 8. Changing times.
Description
244 pages, 33 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 37 cm
Notes
  • Original edition originally published in Japan in 1991 by Kyuryudo Art Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
  • Miniature patterns in book.
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 241) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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