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Introduction to Couture

Zoya Nudelman

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Couture Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Review the background history behind the art of couture and fashionLearn about couture houses and how they workLearn about the couture houses todayLearn the steps of becoming your own designerLearn about the life and work of Gabrielle Coco...

Bertin, Rose

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Rose Bertin was born Marie-Jeanne Bertin (1747–1813) in Abbeville, a textile town in the Picardy region of France. Her family was not wealthy, and so she was apprenticed to a marchande de modes (fashion merchant) at a young age. By 1772 she...

The Dynamics of Fashion in West Europe

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion in Europe can be defined as a cultural phenomenon since about 1500. Sociological definitions of fashion have emphasized collective and individualistic processes, expressed in such notions as: leaders and adherents, court fashion...