In contrast to the dinner suit's hard, masculine elegance, evening dresses of the mid- to were softer and more feminine. Perhaps as a response to the reality of war, designers cast a nostalgic look to past styles
Madeleine Vionnet 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 world.
Rare Vionnet Beaded Dress, Tubular cream silk w/ gold, silver & red glass bead geometric checker-board pattern, unlined, white silk label tambour embroidered in white "Madeleine Vionnet" w/ original inked thumbprint & tape stamped B H L
Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1937 Culture: French Medium: silk. Under dress
Full length evening dress of white organza and net with floral motif. The dress has a small frilled collar of the same fabric and very full sleeves with a wide insert of cream chiffon at the upper arm. The skirt parts in two at the centre front to reveal the cream organza petticoat.
Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois Paris) Date: Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Michael Blankfort, in memory of her mother, Mrs.
Tutorial for the famous Madame Vionnet scarf dress - 20 minutes or less to make!The finished dress is quite pretty & the site has a model wearing one.This reminds me of a Grecian tunic dress.I would like to see it in a nice linen
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