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Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) was the greatest dressmaker in the world, considered a genius for her innovations with difficult bias cut designs. Vionnet dressed the movie stars of the 1930s and invented new pattern-making techniques. This definitive study of an astonishing woman and her work contains 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses. Over 400 illustrations.

Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) was the greatest dressmaker in the world, considered a genius for her innovations with difficult bias cut designs. Vionnet dressed the movie stars of the 1930s and invented new pattern-making techniques. This definitive study of an astonishing woman and her work contains 38 original patterns for Vionnet dresses. Over 400 illustrations.

Vestido de Madeline Vionnet...."Hacía unos vestidos griegos de un modo como jamás se hubiera concebido en Grecia y en sus líneas no había nada que pareciera arcaico." - Cecil Beaton

Vestido de Madeline Vionnet...."Hacía unos vestidos griegos de un modo como jamás se hubiera concebido en Grecia y en sus líneas no había nada que pareciera arcaico." - Cecil Beaton

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Court presentation gown (image 2 - back) | Madeleine Vionnet | Paris | 1938 | silk chiffon, rhinestone, glass beads | Chicago History Museum | Object #:  1957.324a-c

Court presentation gown (image 2 - back) | Madeleine Vionnet | Paris | 1938 | silk chiffon, rhinestone, glass beads | Chicago History Museum | Object #: 1957.324a-c

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet  (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)   Maker: Sophie Gimbel (American) Date: 1925 Culture: American or European Medium: silk. Sideways

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Maker: Sophie Gimbel (American) Date: 1925 Culture: American or European Medium: silk. Sideways

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