Madeleine vionnet

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The transparencies of the dress almost emulates the freedom of the soul in that picture perfect moment

The transparencies of the dress almost emulates the freedom of the soul in that picture perfect moment

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

Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet

MADELEINE VIONNET MV by Madeleine Vionnet EDT SPRAY 1.7 OZ

MADELEINE VIONNET MV by Madeleine Vionnet EDT SPRAY 1.7 OZ

MADELEINE VIONNET MV by Madeleine Vionnet EDT SPRAY 3.4 OZ

MADELEINE VIONNET MV by Madeleine Vionnet EDT SPRAY 3.4 OZ

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

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

Vionnet’s mastery of sinuous line, proportion and, above all, how to dress the liberated and dynamic female body made her one of the most celebrated couturiers of her day, and one of the most influential on over three generations of designers. Cristobal Balenciaga, another master of purist form, considered Vionnet his great mentor and friend.

Vionnet’s mastery of sinuous line, proportion and, above all, how to dress the liberated and dynamic female body made her one of the most celebrated couturiers of her day, and one of the most influential on over three generations of designers. Cristobal Balenciaga, another master of purist form, considered Vionnet his great mentor and friend.

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.

Madeline Vionnet evening gown c. 1936-8 {FIDM} | gorgeous bodice for the small chested

Madeline Vionnet evening gown c. 1936-8 {FIDM} | gorgeous bodice for the small chested

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