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The sexy, slinky bias-cut dresses associated with the s were invented by Vionnet to move with the body and show every curve.

Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke (2005, Hardcover)

Madeleine Vionnet by Betty KirkeHardcover 3 product ratings 5. Madeleine Vionnet’s greatest distinction as a designer was her discovery of the bias cut. Get to Know Us. I will spend many happy hours studying the aesthetic and skill of Ms Vionette.

Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke

Return to Book Page. They both rose to the pinnacle of the fashion world, seemingly hand-in-hand, though separated by distance and time. Madeline Vionnet I found this book fascinating on many levels.

Show More Show Less. Vionnet was a maverick, her results spectacular. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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I had scoured the internet. Sally DeGarmo rated it it was amazing Oct 13, By contrast, since Vionnet retired innothing but perfume–and precious little of that–has been sold under her name.


It is for a specific audience, but if you are that krke then this is for you! In between retiring twice and working on costume exhibitions and conservation, Betty researched the life and work of Madeleine Vionnet.

Amazingly well researched and produced book – worth a high price if you are interested in making gowns.

Her final years were spent organizing her personal collections and archives so that others could continue the work she had begun. Vionnet’s dresses are virtually un-copiable and highly coveted by vintage clothing collectors.

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Even surface decorations and furs were intricately cut. Arwen Miller rated it it was amazing Jun 10, English Choose a language for shopping. The “queen mother of haute couture” retired inbut designers ever since have looked to her for inspiration. Diane rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Madeleine Vionnet was the greatest dressmaker in the world.

A Vionnet gown inspired by Greek vases. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It also includes reproductions of many patterns for her dresses, and a short but informative biography. Jun 23, Mara rated it it was amazing. No eBook available Amazon.


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Cutting patterns along the bias forces the fabric to cling to the body and move with it, which created her trademark look of draped, form-conscious clothing. Madeleine Vionnet is the definitive study of this venerated artist. No trivia or quizzes yet. An evening dress slated for the show—it was short in befty, long in back–caught her eye because it looked so contemporary: The 38 patterns here come with instructions for employing the ingenious techniques used in her stunning dresses.

She later owned her own design firm, retired, and vonnet to work at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Considered a genius for her innovations with the bias cutthe most difficult and desirable cut in clothing designshe has a fanatical fol Back in print at last, with madeeleine ravishing new cover, Madeleine Vionnet is “not only the best book on Vionnet, but perhaps the best book ever on a fashion designer” Out.