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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 (18761975) was the greatest dressmaker in the world. Considered a genius for her innovations with the bias cutthe most difficult and desirable cut in clothing designshe has a fanatical fol ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published November 17th 2005 by Chronicle Books
(first published January 1998)
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This is reall an incredible book-- a history of the designer Vionnet, together with fabulous photos. 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. Terrific!