MADELEINE VIONNET Betty Kirke 1998 [Signed] Fashion haute couture Dress Design

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MADELEINE VIONNET Betty Kirke 1998 [Signed] Fashion haute couture Dress Design

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Madeleine Vionnet

by Betty Kirke

Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) was a French fashion designer. Called the "Queen of the bias cut" (a most difficult and desirable cut for dresses) and "the architect among dressmakers", Vionnet is best known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for popularizing the bias cut within the fashion world.

She was "the greatest dressmaker in the world...she is legendary among haute couture designers, and her dresses considered masterpieces... In her twenty-year career she created over twelve thousand garments, changing the course of fashion with her innovative and sensuous designs... [This] 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..." (from the jacket).

Lavishly illustrated with over 400 photos and illustrations, research for the book included interviews with Vionnet, her relatives, former employees and her colleagues. 244 pages. 10.75 X 14.75 inches.

SIGNED and inscribed by author on back of half-title page.

Published by: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. 1998.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition, with a NEAR FINE DJ.

  • ISBN: 0811819973
  • Binding is strong and tight.
  • Green cloth boards has bright silver on front and spine.
  • Covers are clean with sharp corners and spine ends.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and marginalia, are bright and white.
  • DJ features illustrations on front and back
  • Jacket shows some light scuffing to perimeters and front.
  • Bottom right front is creased.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160224

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Fashion
Year Printed: 19980000
Special Attributes: With Dust Jacket
Origin: American
Author: Betty Kirke
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Original/Reproduction: Original
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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