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Subject/Keyword
Vionnet
Betty Kirke
Draping
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Martinez-Yu, Therese C.
Supervisor and department
Dr. Anne Bissonnette (Human Ecology)
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Megan Strickfaden (Human Ecology)
Dr. Joan Greer (Art and Design)
Robert Lederer (Art and Design)
Department
Department of Human Ecology
Specialization
Textiles and Clothing
Date accepted
2013-08-30T14:03:13Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The aim of this research was to study French fashion designer Madeleine Vionnet’s innovative garment construction techniques through dress patterns generated by Betty Kirke. Kirke, an American entrepreneur and costume conservator, conducted extensive artifact-based research, focusing on pattern design and engineering, as well as on Vionnet’s life and times. Vionnet used the structural properties of the fabric as a foundation for her bias-cut creations rather than relying on aesthetic considerations alone. I use this case study to break down the process for a novice learner; I have reproduced five key patterns created by Kirke and suggested by her as the cornerstone of Vionnet’s work. Using reflexive methodology, I describe the draping procedure step-by-step, and identify technical issues novices may have difficulty with. Through my struggle with the complicated draping process, my deficiency of technical knowledge, and my modern fashion bias, I come to a greater understanding of both women.
Language
English
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doi:10.7939/R35H5G
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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