Famous for the "bias cut," Madeleine Vionnet's sophisticated approach to couture remains a pervasive influence today. Eschewing artificial and restrictive padding and stiffening, she liberated the female form with designs that integrated movement and comfort into women's fashion. She also championed unusual fabrics that were luxurious and sensual yet simple and modern--chiffon, silk, crepe de chine, gabardine, and satin. Her most revolutionary creations--the handkerchief dress, cowl neck, and halter top--cling to and seamlessly move with the wearer. Vionnet's principles of elegance, movement, architectural form, and timeless style continue to inform contemporary fashion. This lavishly illustrated book showcases Vionnet's daringly original designs worn by 80 internationally famous models photographed especially for this book alongside original patterns and archival images by such icons as Horst and Steichen.
Descrizione libro Rizzoli, 2009. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The tome of the season Vionnet is an absolutely stunning visual collection of the couture architect & icon in a captivating curation by the Musee des Arts Decoratiffs curator in chief Pamela Golbin." ~LePetiteBlog.com. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0847832783