Madeleine Vionnet is a tall book that echoes many of the designs inside. It is filled with contemporary photographs of the clothing, period pictures shot by Man Ray and Steichen, design sketches, and, perhaps most interestingly, patterns for the clothes. The accompanying text traces Vionnet's evolution from an 11-year-old seamstress, through her days apprenticing at the famed Callot Soeurs couture house in Paris, and on into the design empire that secured her an enduring spot in fashion history. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of the best fashion history books that I have ever seen. It actually has the layouts of some of Vionnet' s designs. Wonderful.Published 6 months ago by Deborah Pontious
Beautiful book one of my favorites
Excellent diagrams of patterns
A must for fashion designers or anyone who has a passion for fashion!!
I love to sew and read about other designers. This was a joy to read and review and the pictures are amazing.Published 7 months ago by Chris L. Martin
beautiful photos,details ,choose of dress.
you can see every single details and fabrics. important for the job and to know Madame Vionnet
An absolute DREAM of a book for anyone interested in Garment Construction or Historical Costume! Seeing scale patterns really helps explore the intricacies of these detailed... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kelly
necessary reading for all who love intricate cutting,this book never ceases to amaze me,have wanted a copy for years ,but the first copies printed were too expensivePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book ROCKS!!! The impact of Madeleine Vionnet's work on fashion cannot be overestimated. Wonderful to see that the author has put together a volume that is exhaustive... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joanne M. Buyniski
This book is to be savored and cherished and one needs to make each design to get the full genius of VIONNET.Published 15 months ago by S. Fouche
If you are interested in the design of draped garments for women...then this is the book for you! Wonderful information on this incredible fashion designer!!! Read morePublished 18 months ago by B. A. Church