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Madeleine Vionnet Hardcover – July 15, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (July 15, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847813878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847813872
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.2 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,158,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vionnet's contribution to 20th-century fashion is the bias-cut dress, which displays "the supple, sinuous elegance characteristic of the thirties." Her mastery of fabric allowed her to design dresses that draped across a woman's body, flattering her shape. This book chronicles Vionnet's life and includes personal reminiscences from employees and friends. But the main appeal is the lavish, full-page photographs of Vionnet's designs, which spotlight her creations of the 1920s and 1930s. This book joins Jean Laymarie's Chanel (Rizzoli, 1987) and Francoise Giroud's Dior ( LJ 1/88), among others, in the publisher's series on influential 20th-century fashion designers. Essential for collections specializing in fashion design or costume history, though the price is prohibitive for general collections.
- Gayle A. Williamson, Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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