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Biased in Favor of Vionnet and Ericson, Part 2

A quadrant wrapped around the body. Vionnet added a side front seam.

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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

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Bias Cut: originated by Madeleine Vionnet, a technique for cutting to utilize the diagonal direction of the cloth. It gave greater stretch and draped in a way to accentuate the body lines and curves.

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Evening gown, 1939 Pale pink lamé and black silk lace appliquéd with black silk velve The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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