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Modern Fashion in Detail [Paperback]

Claire Wilcox , Valerie D. Mendes , Valerie Mendes , Richard Davis
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2 April 1997
This volume explores the creative genius of couturiers, from Balenciaga and Balmain to Vivienne Westwood and Yuki through the details of their work. There are over 80 entries arranged in seven sections: seams; gathers; tucks and pleats; collars, cuffs and pockets; buttons; bows; beads and sequins and applied decoration. Each contains a close-up photograph, a line drawing and a commentary.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: V & A Publications; Re-issue edition (2 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851770321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851770328
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 23.3 x 30.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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The book gives you a detailed account of very stitch and technique with photographs of the end results and step by step lines drawings and comentary it would be ideal for fashion or texile students wanting to improve their basic skills.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXQUISITE! 2 Nov 2000
By Floradora - Published on Amazon.com
This book is truly gorgeous with its fantastic close up photographs of details of 20th century garments. There are chapters devoted to bows, to buttons, sleeves and so on. This book actually came before Avril Hart's "Fashion in detail - 17th & 18th Century Clothes" and together they will keep you occupied for many hours. I only wish there were more volumes. Sheer heaven!
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible 6 Oct 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I Bought this book with twenties century fashion in detail.
amazon bundle these books together and recommend me buy together.
i found two books contain 100 % same contents page by page....same content only different title
as a fashion historian, i feel so deceieved by amazon

What on earth bundle same book together?
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2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title 10 April 2011
By Joan Moriarty - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Be sure to notice the small print under the main title "in Detail". This seems to be a book for a seamstress. It is all close up details, no full length pix at all, which is good if that is what you want. I wasn't thorough enough when I ordered this, and expected a book called "Modern Fashion" to be something different. So, just be sure this is what you are looking for. I would return it, or give it to a friend who sews or likes these details.
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