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Haute couture ateliers : the artisans of fashion

Author: Hélène Farnault
Publisher: New York : Vendome Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Behind the scenes at every great couture house -- from Chanel, Valentino, Dior, and Givenchy to Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Jean Paul Gaultier -- is a skilled team of artisans who turn fashion dreams into reality. This exquisitely illustrated book provides a privileged tour of couture's backstage, inhabited, to be sure, by exceptional designers but also by lace makers, weavers, textile designers, pleaters,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hélène Farnault
ISBN: 0865653178 9780865653177
OCLC Number: 870199770
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published in 2014 as Métiers d'art de la mode by Éditions du Chêne - Hachette Livre.
Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword / Hubert de Givenchy ; Didier Grumbach --
Introduction --
Couture design : Oscar Carvallo ; Maurizio Galante ; Christophe Josse ; Stéphane Rolland ; Yiquig Yin --
Craft ateliers : Couture : Fanny Liautard, wedding dress and lingerie designer --
Embroidery : Broderies Lanel, Régis Lièvre ; Broderies Vermont, Léonard Cione --
Lace : Maison Sophie Hallette --
Weaving : Prelle, Manufacture de Soieries, silk factory --
Textile design : Marion Chopineau, textile designer ; Tzuri Gueta, textile and fashion accessories designer --
Pleating : Gérard Lognon --
Feathers / Nelly Saunier --
Artificial flowers / Bruno Legeron --
Passementerie / Carlhian, Daniel & Thierry Gontard --
Leather / Serg Amoruso, leather craftsman, designer --
Costume jewelry / Brigitte Bonnave, blown-glass jewelry and accessories ; Michi Susuki, blown-glass jewelry and accessories ; Edgard Hamon, ornaments, jewelry and belts --
Fans / Duvelleroy --
Perfume / Stéphanie de Bruijn, custom perfumes.
Other Titles: Métiers d'art de la mode.
Responsibility: Hélène Farnault ; foreword by Hubert de Givenchy ; principal photography by Alexis Lecomte ; [translated from the French by Lorna Dale].

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"Behind the scenes at every great couture house -- from Chanel, Valentino, Dior, and Givenchy to Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Jean Paul Gaultier -- is a skilled team of artisans who turn fashion dreams into reality. This exquisitely illustrated book provides a privileged tour of couture's backstage, inhabited, to be sure, by exceptional designers but also by lace makers, weavers, textile designers, pleaters, jewelers, fan makers, leather makers, embroiderers, passementerie makers, feather workers, and many other specialized craftspeople. With painstaking attention to detail and exceptional workmanship, they can create everything a designer can imagine. Remarkably, this is an unchanged world of small, family-owned workshops, and the trades these artisans practice are ancient; not only do they keep alive the techniques and expertise that might otherwise have disappeared forever but they also have evolved with the times. Weavers still use looms, but the ones found in contemporary ateliers are high-speed precision machines, guided by proprietary software. Hélène Farnault, France's leading authority on haute couture crafts, elucidates the rarefied hierarchies and mysteries of these extraordinary artisans. Close-up photographs of the ateliers and fashion shows, specially commissioned for this volume, allow readers to follow the progress of work from sketchbook designs to the finished creations on the runway."--Publisher's description.
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