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The Art of Haute Couture Hardcover – October 20, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press; 1st edition (October 20, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789200228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789200228
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.5 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,209,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amy Curtis on May 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book was disappointing for me. Most of the pictures are limited to designs from the years 1987-1995 - a fairly limited scope for a book with such a grand title. The photos are not all that great - their style is typical and safe, and becomes quite repetitive throughout the book. The cover photo is by far the best. After some introductory history which would be informative for a fashion novice, the text tries to be a poetic description and explanation of the picture - OUCH! Despite the disappointment, there are some very nice designs, which are shown in detail.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Pages are opened to reveal an almost disturbing beauty in the photographs by Victor Skrebneski of the world's greatest clothes. The book, The Art of Haute Couture, blurs the line between fashion and art until there is no distinction. Emphasis falls on various designers - arguably the best of our time - such as Givenchy and Chanel. In the photographs a portrayal of a beautiful, sophesticated and unreal type of life seems to unfold in the simple photography of beautiful clothes. Truly glamorous, this in a rare find for a lover of fashion, a must for someone who considers couture masterpieces, and designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Versace nothing less than geniuses of art.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Skrebneski brings the passion in these gowns worn by models to life in his dramatically light photographs.
The gowns of Sardian, John Anthony, Cristobal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Erik Mortensen, Geoffery Beene, Chanel, Lagerfeld, Dior, Gerre, Feraud, Galanos, De Givenchy (his source of inspiration throught out his career) Charles James, Lacroix, Lanvin, Montana, Laroche Norell, Poiret, Erte, Ricci, Gerard Pipart, Saint Laurent, Arnold Scaasi, Scherrer, Schiaparelli, Ungaro, Valentino, Philippe Venet, Versace, Mdme. Vionnet and Vera Wang are photographed in the most dramatic sense. The detail of couture is fully illustrated.
This book is an inspiration to all who are interested in fashion design.
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By CHG on October 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have been looking for this hard to find book for some time. It is beautiful and is a welcome addition to my collection of books om couture.
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3 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
this is the most inspiring book. i love the beautiful designs, and this is a wonderful way to bring art into your home.
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