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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 -

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Бархат и дамская мода 19-20 века - Ярмарка Мастеров - ручная работа, handmade

Бархат и дамская мода 19-20 века

Бархат и дамская мода 19-20 века - Ярмарка Мастеров - ручная работа, handmade

Madeleine Vionnet 1938 | This evening dress is from Schiaparelli's fall 1938 Pagan collection, which was inspired by Botticelli's paintings. For this collection, evening gowns were cut in a slim silhouette and ornamented with embroidered foliage and, as in this case, plastic leaves and flowers.

Madeleine Vionnet 1938 | This evening dress is from Schiaparelli's fall 1938 Pagan collection, which was inspired by Botticelli's paintings. For this collection, evening gowns were cut in a slim silhouette and ornamented with embroidered foliage and, as in this case, plastic leaves and flowers.

This double ring pays a vibrant tribute to Madeleine Vionnet's signature style, pioneered in the art of draping and bias cut in the 1920s. #Messikajewelry#baselworld2017

This double ring pays a vibrant tribute to Madeleine Vionnet's signature style, pioneered in the art of draping and bias cut in the 1920s. #Messikajewelry#baselworld2017

Dresses by Madeleine Vionnet. Photo by Edward Steichen: Marion Morehouse and unidentified model

Stylish & Elegant Vintage Madeleine Vionnet Fashion Photography

Dresses by Madeleine Vionnet. Photo by Edward Steichen: Marion Morehouse and unidentified model

Vionnet dress cut on the straight grain and hung on the bias, to show what made Vionnet's dresses work so brilliantly. Sketch and diagram from Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke, Chronicle Books #vionnet

Vionnet dress cut on the straight grain and hung on the bias, to show what made Vionnet's dresses work so brilliantly. Sketch and diagram from Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke, Chronicle Books #vionnet