Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet was bon in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, France on June 22, 1876. She is known for being an architectural dress-maker and is credited with inventing the bias cut, aiding in the liberation of women's bodies from corsets. Vionnet became enormously successful during the 1920s, opening her venue-atelier-boutique, a collaboration between Vionnet, the architect Ferdinand Chanut, decorator Georgede Feure, and crystal sculptor René Lalique, which became known as the "Temple of Fashion" on Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Madeleine Vionnet was edited by Pamela Goldin, a curator at the Museé des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and photographed by Patrick Gries, one of France's most celebrated photographers. It was published by Rizzoli New York in September 2009.

Madeleine Vionnet is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: Fashion

White With Lace Gown, Evening dress Summer 1938, Model 4522
Watercolor L'Orage, dress of Madeleine Vionnet, drawing by Thayaht, La Gazette du Bon Ton, no.2, plate 10, 1923
Sheer Square Patterned Gown, Dress Summer 1937
Rosetted Evening Summer Cape, 1918. Model 32
Black and White Diamond Patterned Gown, Evening Winter 1938, Model 4555
Advertisement, illustration by Thayaht ca 1920-23
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