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  • The Chaney and Vaughan books provide documentation of her long affair with Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage, a German agent during the war, with Mr. Vaughan, who has previously written about war-time spies, suggesting the couturiere was a Nazi intelligence operative.

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  • This blouse is a direct descendant of the signature chiffon handkerchief dresses made famous in the early 1900s by the famous French couturiere Madeleine Vionnet.

    The Style Checklist

  • -- Holly BaileyFashion: Top of the CenturyAn iconoclastic visionary, Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, the French couturiere who died in 1971, defined 20th-century haute couture early in the 1920s.

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  • But if there is one person capable of striking fear into my heart, it is my couturiere, Favrielle nó Eglantine.

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  • I have a couturiere, sharp-tongued and gifted, who was a failed adept, flawed by a scar that rendered her unfit by the tenets of the Night Court; fifteen years or more, it might have taken Favrielle nó Eglantine to make her marque on the commissions her Dowayne allowed her — meanwhile, her youth fled and her genius gone to make the marques of her erstwhile companions.

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  • Mrs. Virginia's couturiere had her photograph and her colouring (represented in actual paints) and a figure made up from exact measurements; and so every one of the garments would fit her perfectly.

    The Metropolis

  • Mrs. Smith, who is modelled on the lines of Venus, bares her back at the dictates of some obscure couturiere in Paris, and the result gives a certain aesthetic pleasure.

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

  • Philadelphia, had been ransacked; the smartest modiste in Martinsburg had trimmed the hat with many yards of tulle and freighted it with pink roses; the smartest couturiere in Martinsburg had created that wonderful blue chintz frock, with ribbons woven through mazes of flounces; the last touch was my mother's -- the plait of hair, done so masterfully that even the weight of the great blue bow could not bend it.

    David Malcolm

  • Her clothes were made by a certain famous _couturiere_ in Hanover Square, for Lady Ranscomb had the art of dressing her daughter as well as she did herself.

    Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo

  • "Well, my dear," Mrs. Westgate pursued, "I hope you are getting some ideas for your couturiere?"

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