Court presentation gown, 1938, Vionnet.  Grey silk chiffon with rhinestones and silver beads.  FIT Chic Chicago exhibit.

Madeleine Vionnet, court presentation gown, smoke-gray chiffon, rhinestones and silver beads,

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, Maker: Sophie Gimbel (American), Date: Culture: American or European, Medium: silk.

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.

Madeleine Vionnet in her studio. This is Madeleine Vionnet. Born in a seamstress at the age of eleven, she eventually became one of.

Her first designs were influenced by Grecian style dresses that she appreciated because of their flattery to the body and their “movement like water.”

Madeleine Vionnet en images

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

Evening Dress, Madeleine Vionnet (Paris, France): ca. Vionnet was a master of the bias cut. Cutting fabric on the bias makes it become naturally stretchy and hug to the body.

The artistry of Madeleine Vionnet.

Photographer Irving Penn - Vionnet Dress with Fan, 1977 See more Irving Penn posts here.

Dress, Evening  Madeleine Vionnet  (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)  Date: spring/summer 1937

Madeleine Vionnet dress - back - 1937 - Silk - Modèle - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Mlle

Madeleine Vionnet (1875-1975) was the "Queen of the bias cut" and became famous for her Grecian-style dresses.  This gown is c. 1938.

Oyster Dress Alexander McQueen (British, Date: spring/summer 2003 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Gould Family Foundation Gift, in memory of Jo Copeland, 2003

Vionnet Dress - c- 1933 - by Madeleine Vionnet, France - Black rayon jersey one-piece dress; vermillion silk crepe sash; bias cut -

Dress - c- 1933 - by Madeleine Vionnet, France - Black rayon jersey, vermillion silk crepe sash; bias cut - Gift of the Estate of Tina Chaw

Chiffon evening gown with embellished embroidered bodice by Madeleine Vionnet, c. 1936-1938

Evening dress by Madeleine “Madame” Vionnet, France, FIDM Museum & Galleries “ French couturier Madeleine Vionnet was born on [June in Born in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, about 75 miles.

Evening dress by Madeleine Vionnet  (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)  Date: fall/winter 1929–30

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois Paris)

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Maker: Hattie Carnegie, Inc. (American) Date: fall/winter 1937–38 Culture: American Medium: metal thread.

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois Paris) Maker: Hattie Carnegie, Inc. (American) Date: fall/winter Culture: American Medium: metal thread.

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