Madeleine Vionnet /Publication details: New York : Rizzoli, 2009.Description: 301 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cmISBN:
- TT505.V56 M33 2009
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"This publication has been created to accompany Madeleine Vionnet, Pursiste de la Mode at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile (Les Arts Décoratifs) in Paris from June 24, 2009 to January 31, 2010"--Colophon.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-301).
Imaginary interview with Madeleine Vionnet / Pamela Golbin -- Madeleine Vionnet, fashion purist / Pamela Golbin -- Housing as the clothing of tomorrow / Benjamin Loyauté -- Dress of Madeleine Vionnet / photographs by Patrick Gries -- Chez Madeleine Vionnet / André Beucler -- Testimonials & Documents -- The dresses of my godmother Vionnet / Madeleine Chapsal -- Madeleine Vionnet remember by Jacques Griffe / Jérômine Savignon -- Chronology / Delphine Saurat -- Bibliography.
"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 photographed especially for this book alongside original sketches and archival images by such icons as Horst and Hoyningen-Huene."--BOOK JACKET.