The Collection

The CollectionIsabelle Varlet, charming and naive, comes from a long line of seamstresses in a small town in France A series of unfortunate events and her prodigious sartorial talent carry her to Paris, which in the wake of World War I is electric with new life When Isabelle takes a job in the atelier of Coco C

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Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing sixteenth - century dress

Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing sixteenth - century dressThe book provides 36 patterns and full step by step instructions, detailed diagrams and photographs that show the finished garments worn by real people There is also general advice on choosing materials, construction methods, and an insight into the Tudor tailor s sewing kit.

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Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its LusterA hard hitting behind the scenes look at the luxury fashion industry today There was a time when luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty Luxury wasn t simply a product, it was a lifestyle, one that denoted a history of tradition, superior quality a

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Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators

Figure Poses for Fashion IllustratorsScan, Trace, Copy 250 Templates for Professional Results Includes a CD ROM with over 250 copyright free images n nArt students who plan to work in fashion design will value this unusual book and CD ROM combination The book opens with detailed instruction in drawing a correctly proportioned human f

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Pattern Magic 2

Pattern Magic 2Pattern Magic 2 is the cult pattern cutting book from Japan, partner to the original title Pattern Magic Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with step by step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy These easy to follow illustratio

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Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film

Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre & FilmTop off that costume with the perfect accoutrement with this first real guide to creating and styling costume wigs No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything you need to be a cut above, offering snippets

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Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion

Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and FashionIn Couture Culture Nancy Troy offers a new model of how art and fashion were linked in the early 20th century Focusing on a leader of the French fashion industry, Paul Poiret, Troy uncovers a logic of fashion based on the tension between originality and reproduction that bears directly on art histo

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Couture Sewing Techniques

Couture Sewing TechniquesThe world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right Wrong Fashion historian Claire B Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing And now, the industry bible, n Couture Sewi

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