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Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Madeleine Vionnet, 3rd edition. Description This breathtaking collection of Madeleine Vionnet's life and work has been the definitive volume on the legendary couturier for more than a decade.

Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue comes on the occasion of the th anniversary of the House of Vionnet. Hailed as an 'architect among dressmakers,' Madeleine Vionnet introduced the revolutionary bias cut and created free-flowing, modern gowns that earned her an enduring spot in fashion history.

This book collects over photographs, sketches, and complete patterns for 30 of her most influential designs, in a gorgeous hardcover volume. Review quote "The book comprises photographs, 38 original dress patterns and interviews with the designer herself.

Colorful visuals showcase Vionnet's preference for Grecian-style dresses and the bias cut, the latter on display in one of her black silk, satin-backed crepe dresses, which she fitted with ripples at the hems and matched with a high neckline. Vionnet loved flow in dresses -- so did her famous clients like Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford -- and she was famously opposed to corsets.

About Betty Kirke Issey Miyake is a world-renowned fashion designer. Betty Kirke is a lecturer and instructor in costume conservation. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

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Madeleine Vionnet

View Larger Image. Book condition: fine, very scarce signed copy, inscribed and signed by Kirke on back of half title page, from the jacket: "is the definitive study of the artist Vionnet - her life and her techniques. Tracing her rise in Parisian haute couture from her beginning as a twelve-year-old apprentice to premier of an atelier to proprietor of her own house of couture. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. Bookseller Inventory Synopsis: Back in print at last, with a ravishing new cover, Madeleine Vionnet is "not only the best book on Vionnet, but perhaps the best book ever on a fashion designer" Out.


Madeleine Vionnet, 3rd edition

This is an excellent book! It has beautiful pictures in a large library bound book. Madeleine Vionnet was a classic designer with all the style and grace of the golden days of old Hollywood. One of the most sumptuously designed books I've ever seen, with lavish, abundant photographs of Madeleine Vionnet's groundbreaking dress designs of the s and s. It also includes reproductions of many patterns for her dresses, and a short but informative biography. Madeleine Vionnet. Betty Kirke.


Betty was born in and raised in Milan, MI. She majored in fashion design at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and completed her degree at SUNY, earning liberal arts credits at various colleges and universities. She began her professional life as a designer of custom-made clothing in California in Her success brought her to New York in when she founded B. Griffith Designs, Inc. She met and married musician and actor Walter Kirke in

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