January 31, 2012
Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer nicknamed the "queen of the bias cut". Her designs were very much inspired by Grecian draping and influenced by the dancer Isadora Duncan. She dominated the haute couture world in the 1930s and her designs were worn by the likes of Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, and Marlene Dietrich.

Vintage Fashion Designer: Madeleine Vionnet
A portrait of Madeleine Vionnet | source


Her process for designing was a lengthy one often draping and constructing miniature dresses on small wooden dolls. Madeleine was also known to have helped revolutionize fashion by introducing ready to wear mass produced clothing.

Get ready to "Ooh and Ahh" ladies.

Vintage Fashion Designer: Madeleine Vionnet

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And one last photo of Madeleine working in her French atelier in the 1930s...
Vintage Fashion Designer: Madeleine Vionnet

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18 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous gowns! Really, really pretty!
    Have a beautiful day!
    Cheers,
    Savannah Marie
    everybodysbuyingvintage.blogspot.com

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  2. So incredibly beautiful. Vionnet's designs are awe inspiring. Want to make one. Want to wear it. Want to live in it. Thanks.

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    1. Oh goodness I know what you mean! Her designs were just so exquisite, and to think she started ready-to-wear basically! These gowns don't look at all "ready-to-wear"

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  3. Love this post! Would sport these even now...absolutely gorgeous

    http://www.grlfashionista.wordpress.com

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  4. Breathtaking photographs and designs, such gorgeous detail.

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  5. beautiful collection ^^ I love every detail, lace? very girly type.

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    1. Aren't they stunning? She was really ahead of her time!

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  7. I have loved Vionnet since I first learned about her. Her designs are awe inspiring. The cutting & draping is so lovely. I saw a book once about her & it included patterns of her gowns. Oh, how I wish I would have bought it!! Thank you for featuring Vionnet.

    Debra @ stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

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  8. Such a nice blog, just I was looking for this one.
    Thanks
    Augusta Sportswear

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  9. Gosh, they are a treat for the eye! I do love old photos. I will be posting some soon.

    I can't find your email address so I'm posting here. Shall we swap links? Let me know if so.

    Thanks....Lottie Bogotti.

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  10. nice pics....awesome

    http://moonfashions.blogspot.in/

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  11. Its so beautiful blog lovely presentation thanks for sharing your views...

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  12. Those dresses are stunning! Especially the first one :)

    -Elyse
    For Elyse Clothing Online

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  13. If there are competitors for the dress boutiques and shopping malls around the city, probably the first on the list are the online dress shops. They are superbly gaining popularity since online shopping is made widely available. From formal wears to wedding gowns, cocktail clothes or dresses for prom - name it and they have it.

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