Dress in ivory silk crêpe embroidered with silver coloured paillettes; par Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975), ca. 1945. Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti. All rights reserved. Photo: Gabinetto fotografico SBAS, Mario Carrieri.
Madeleine Vionnet, French,1930 Silk, cotton Evening dress Just like strapless gowns, backless gowns became a thing as more people became comfortable with their bodies. This style was a new sexy style that permitted minimal undergarments. Most reach to right above the waist, while some extreme designs reached down below the waist.