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Claire Wilcox & Valerie Mendes

V&A Publications, 1997
143 pages
Full colour photographs.
ISBN: 1851770321

This colourful and glamorous book takes a close-up look at the intricacies of 20th-century fashion. Glorious photographs focus on the detail of designer clothes from Schiaparelli embroidery or a Chanel button-hole to the braiding on a romantic 'Renaissance' sleeve by Bill Gibb, providing new insight into the techniques used by couturiers to achieve their effects. Succinct commentaries put the clothes into context and examine the designers' choice of fabric and methods of construction, while each garment is shown in full in a specially commissioned line drawing. This beautiful book will be indispensable to anyone interested in 20th-century fashion.


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