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.

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 EVENING GOWN, LATE 1930s. | Cream chiffon silk,  bodice & belt hand-embroidered in silver gilt, salmon silk floss, red paste jewels mounted on brass and silver.

MADELEINE VIONNET EVENING GOWN, LATE 1930s. | Cream chiffon silk, bodice & belt hand-embroidered in silver gilt, salmon silk floss, red paste jewels mounted on brass and silver.

Madeleine Vionnet Dress, 1922 Silk crepe georgette with lamé edging.     Arizona Costume Institute . Vionnet, a genius seamstress who built her dresses from the ground up so to speak, by cutting fabric on the bias, directly on her models. The final look was a unique feminine drape which heralded a new look that emphasized freedom of movement and femininity. Even with the popular garcon look [ flat chested and tubular ] the Vionnet dress was unmistakably feminine.

Madeleine Vionnet Dress, 1922 Silk crepe georgette with lamé edging. Arizona Costume Institute . Vionnet, a genius seamstress who built her dresses from the ground up so to speak, by cutting fabric on the bias, directly on her models. The final look was a unique feminine drape which heralded a new look that emphasized freedom of movement and femininity. Even with the popular garcon look [ flat chested and tubular ] the Vionnet dress was unmistakably feminine.

Medeleine Vionnet Evening Gown, Late 1930's. Someday when I get really talented at sewing I'll copy this dress...someday...

Medeleine Vionnet Evening Gown, Late 1930's. Someday when I get really talented at sewing I'll copy this dress...someday...

More of my drawings: 1920s & 1930s | Peggy's Pickles

More of my drawings: 1920s & 1930s

1930's "Madeleine Vionnet" Jeweled Silk-Chiffon

1930's "Madeleine Vionnet" Jeweled Silk-Chiffon

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.

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.

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

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

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