Metropolitan Museum of Art - Madeleine Vionnet, 1937
Madeleine Vionnet (June 1876 March was a French fashion designer. Called the Queen of the bias cut and the architect among dressmakers, Vionnet is best-known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion…
Evening Dress, ca. This evening dress, with its irregular piecing, features Vionnet's signature sleeves and back draping.
Dress, Evening Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: ca. 1937 Culture: French Medium: silk
Vionnet, The collar extends into a long scarf, whose weight helps keep the wrap bodice in place.
Biased in Favor of Vionnet and Ericson, Part 2
One of Vionnet's most triumphant dresses carries the grand patterns of silk around the body, while the fabric twists and tucks back upon itself. The "subject" of this dress is ultimately how it was made and how it works as a composition
History of Womens fashion to 1969
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Afternoon dress (image 1) | Madeleine Vionnet | French | 1930 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1978.278.5
The beauty of this dress is its expressed construction, revealing the turnings of cuffs and the elegant passage of loose material to form a soft neckline. The confirming beauty is the inescapable expression of the body within revealed through bias drapery