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Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke

Kirke measured the warp and amdeleine of each piece of each dress, Bisonnette says, to be able to determine exactly how each garment was cut and assembled, and then graphed the results. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Showing of 57 reviews.

Betty our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. What she learned about the subtleties of bias allowed her to do things with fabric that never occurred to other dressmakers.

Kirke uses sketches and diagrams like these, of a Vionnet dress cut on the straight grain and hung on the bias, to show what made Vionnet’s dresses work so brilliantly. I also have no idea why the author thought that presenting the patterns as white lines on a dark background was a good idea.


Illustrated with more than photographs, line drawings, and watercolors, it also includes 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses. Her door was always open. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Madeleine Vionnet is the definitive study of this venerated artist. Visit our Beautiful Books page and fionnet lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Lists with This Book. Well, unless you count The Devil Wears Prada.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amy Porter rated it it was amazing Aug 03, The book does justice to the beauty of the designer herself.

This is because Betty Kirke, at middle age and after retiring twicebecame an Olympian. Please try again later.

The author has created small scale patterns of many of Vionnet’s designs, which I have had pretty good luck interpretting into full scale clothing. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke.

She moved to California to be with her family. Amazingly well researched and produced book – worth a high price if you are interested in making gowns.


Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke (2005, Hardcover)

Madeleine Vionnet, by Betty Kirk One of vionne most influential designers in both European and American interwar fashion, and this book by Betty Kirk is the classic that will never be surpassed in the art of fashion book production–both for its depth of study and extraordinarily beautiful layout. As lirke Art Deco Society of L. By contrast, since Vionnet retired innothing but perfume–and precious little of that–has been sold under her name.

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Madeleine Vionnet

Close to madelekne century after its introduction, the bias cut remains an important element in clothing design. A fashion designer who knew which end of the needle was which! Tracey rated it it was amazing Oct 11, King’s Smart Fitting Solutions: Kirke, a clothing designer turned costume conservator, discovered Vionnet in when the Metropolitan Museum, where she worked, was preparing an exhibition called Inventive Clothing,