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HAUTE COUTURE ATELIERS: THE ARTISANS OF FASHION. Helene Farnault. Vendome Press, New York, 2014. Distributed by Abrams, New York. 288 pp. with 329 ills. (318 col.). 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9780865653177 In English.
Publisher's description: Haute Couture Ateliers takes the reader on a tour of fashion's backstage, inhabited not only by exceptional designers but also by lace makers, weavers, textile finishers, pleaters, jewelers, feather workers, leather makers, embroiderers, and many other specialized craftspeople. With painstaking attention to detail and exceptional workmanship, they can create anything and everything a designer can imagine. Exquisite photography captures this unchanged world of small workshops where artisans practice ancient trades -- though a number have evolved with the times: while some weavers still use looms, others use high-speed precision machines, guided by proprietary software. Helene Farnault, France's leading authority on haute couture crafts, explains the rarefied hierarchies and mysteries of these extraordinary artisans, bringing talented milliners and trimming experts into the spotlight.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 70,30,54
Worldwide Number: 161226
Hardcover $75.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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