qIf you love to sew and want to create the elegance, detail and polish of couture garments, here's a comprehensive source of techniques that you can duplicate at home.q--Back cover.In the early 1950s, an unfitted silhouette was ushered in with Cristobal Balenciagaa#39;s introduction of the sack dress in 1951 and the semi-fitted suit the next year. ... Many designs were so short and youthful that couture customers couldna#39;t imagine wearing them. ... Pierre Cardin, the first to do so in 1959, was promptly expelled from the Chambre syndicale. ... to perfect his geometric- inspired futurist shapes, and Givenchy and Valentino created the elegant luxuries their clients adore.
|Title||:||Couture Sewing Techniques|
|Author||:||Claire B. Shaeffer|
|Publisher||:||Taunton Press - 2001|