Madeleine vionnet

Vionnet Dress - SS 1938 - by Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876-1975) - Rayon - @~ Watsonette

Vionnet Dress - SS 1938 - by Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876-1975) - Rayon - @~ Watsonette

Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975)

Madeleine Vionnet

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 -

Madeleine Vionnet, evening dress (organza, tulle and silk velvet), 1935 (made). Museum no. T.380-2009    http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/four-haute-couture-dresses-by-madeleine-vionnet/

Madeleine Vionnet, evening dress (organza, tulle and silk velvet), 1935 (made). Museum no. T.380-2009 http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/four-haute-couture-dresses-by-madeleine-vionnet/

Evening Dress, Madeleine Vionnet (Paris, France): ca. 1930, silk jersey, jewelled straps.

Evening Dress, Madeleine Vionnet (Paris, France): ca. 1930, silk jersey, jewelled straps.

Her first designs were influenced by Grecian style dresses that she appreciated because of their flattery to the body and their “movement like water.”

Madeleine Vionnet en images

Her first designs were influenced by Grecian style dresses that she appreciated because of their flattery to the body and their “movement like water.”

This is Madeleine Vionnet. Born in 1876, a seamstress at the age of eleven, she eventually became one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century with her famed “House of Vionnet” which opened in 1912 and operated through the late 1930′s. Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Azzedine Alaia and Cristobal Balenciaga all name Vionnet as a major influence.

This is Madeleine Vionnet. Born in 1876, a seamstress at the age of eleven, she eventually became one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century with her famed “House of Vionnet” which opened in 1912 and operated through the late 1930′s. Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Azzedine Alaia and Cristobal Balenciaga all name Vionnet as a major influence.

Court presentation gown, 1938, Vionnet.  Grey silk chiffon with rhinestones and silver beads.  FIT Chic Chicago exhibit.

Court presentation gown, 1938, Vionnet. Grey silk chiffon with rhinestones and silver beads. FIT Chic Chicago exhibit.

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

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

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