11 Aug '13, 7pm

We have just ordered the Japanese Vionnet Pattern Book for the course room! Already tried one dress in jersey......

What I’d like to know is if you already had the Japanese book, would you buy Kirke? Does it add anything? I’m the wrong one to ask about whether I’d buy it anyway. That’s my default setting. These are two different books. The Japanese version is strictly technical, a tool kit, means to an end. The Kirke book is a survey of her work as well as a biography. If you’re a fan, you must have Kirke. If you just want the goodies, get the other. Since you don’t have the Kirke book so you don’t know, I think you would be disappointed with the technical portion of Kirke. Certainly don’t buy it for that. The photos on the pattern pages are often *not* of the garment patterns provided. When I got the Japanese book, I was surprised to see whole new designs I hadn’t noticed before amid the clutter of Kirke’s laid out pages. I’m sure her book would win some artsy awards (I guess) but bein...

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