Madeline Vionnet: French fashion designer who wasn't successful until after the War in the 1920s, when she became a part of haute couture; known for her creation of the bias cut, which was a diagonal cut of fabric so that it had greater stretch and accentuated the curves of the body

Madeline Vionnet: French fashion designer who wasn't successful until after the War in the 1920s, when she became a part of haute couture; known for her creation of the bias cut, which was a diagonal cut of fabric so that it had greater stretch and accentuated the curves of the body

Dress, Evening  Madeleine Vionnet  (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)  Date: spring/summer 1937

Dress, Evening Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: spring/summer 1937

Madeleine Vionnet Bias-Cut Silk Satin Evening Dress, 1932

Madeleine Vionnet Bias-Cut Silk Satin Evening Dress, 1932

Short dress, Madeleine Vionnet, 1927. Silk crepe in a straight shape, round neckline, sleeveless. Bodice and skirt are finely pleated vertically; yoke is finely pleated horizontally. Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Short dress, Madeleine Vionnet, 1927. Silk crepe in a straight shape, round neckline, sleeveless. Bodice and skirt are finely pleated vertically; yoke is finely pleated horizontally. Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Vionnet Dress - c- 1933 - by Madeleine Vionnet, France - Black rayon jersey one-piece dress; vermillion silk crepe sash; bias cut

Vionnet Dress - c- 1933 - by Madeleine Vionnet, France - Black rayon jersey one-piece dress; vermillion silk crepe sash; bias cut

Detail of the Madeleine Vionnet evening gown.  In 1918 Vionnet hired Marie-Louise Favot. As a dressmaker and trained artist, Favot  designed all of Vionnet's embroidery motifs. Though the motifs were designed in-house, the actual work was contracted out to Michonet, a Parisian embroidery firm founded in 1858. Michonet was later  bought by Albert Lesage.

Detail of the Madeleine Vionnet evening gown. In 1918 Vionnet hired Marie-Louise Favot. As a dressmaker and trained artist, Favot designed all of Vionnet's embroidery motifs. Though the motifs were designed in-house, the actual work was contracted out to Michonet, a Parisian embroidery firm founded in 1858. Michonet was later bought by Albert Lesage.

Madeleine Vionnet, court presentation gown, smoke-gray chiffon, rhinestones and silver beads, 1938.

Madeleine Vionnet, court presentation gown, smoke-gray chiffon, rhinestones and silver beads, 1938.

French silk evening dress, 1933. #vintage #1930s #fashion

French silk evening dress, 1933. #vintage #1930s #fashion

Moda em Tempo: Anos 30                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

Moda em Tempo: Anos 30 Mais

Evening dress, Madeleine Vionnet, c.1938

Evening dress, Madeleine Vionnet, c.1938

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