: Madeleine Vionnet: Book condition: fine, very scarce signed copy, inscribed and signed by Kirke on back of half title page, from the jacket: “is the. Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Madeleine Vionnet has 64 ratings and 5 reviews. Joe said: Amazingly well researched and produced book – worth a high price if you are interested in makin. .

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. You may also like. Illustrated with more than photographs, line drawings, and watercolors, it also includes 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses. People expected fashion books to have pretty pictures and lots of adjectives, not diagrams. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Not bad for a remaindered book about a dead dressmaker most people have never heard of.

This is because Betty Kirke, at middle age and after retiring twicebecame an Olympian. Refresh and try again. It has beautiful pictures in a large library bound book. If you are interested in the design of draped garments for women She installed carburetors on the assembly line and used the money to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Madeleine Vionnet is the definitive study of this venerated artist. Considered a genius for her innovations with the bias cutthe most difficult and desirable cut in clothing designshe has a fanatical following. Review quote “The book comprises photographs, 38 original dress patterns and interviews with the designer herself. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

No trivia or quizzes yet. What a wonderful, comprehensive book! As a slice of fashion history, as a study in the patterns and construction of period garments and as an inspiration to try my vionnet at my own garments.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Vionnet was a maverick, her results spectacular. M Jefferis rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Wonderful information on this incredible fashion designer!!! The photos are lovely too.

As the Art Deco Society of L. I’ve been sewing for kirek so it’s kind of a thrill to look at garment construction in a way that’s totally unfamiliar.

Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke

English Choose a language for shopping. What she learned about the subtleties of bias allowed her to do things with fabric that never occurred to other dressmakers. Sep 11, Joe rated it it was amazing Shelves: None of this flipping through the L.

The “queen mother of haute couture” retired inbut designers ever since have looked to her for inspiration.

Betty Kirke: Fashion Olympian

I found this book fascinating on many levels. 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This site uses cookies.


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Vionnet’s dresses are virtually un-copiable and highly coveted by vintage clothing collectors. Betty Neels Hardcover Books. She retired again and then became senior conservator of the costume and textile collection at The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Madeleine Vionnet by Betty KirkeKirkd. Madeleine Vionnet’s greatest distinction as a designer was her discovery of the bias cut. Betty Kirke, fashion designer, costume historian, costume and textile conservator.

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