Madeleine Vionnet (1875-1975) was the "Queen of the bias cut" and became famous for her Grecian-style dresses.  This gown is c. 1938.

Oyster Dress Alexander McQueen (British, Date: spring/summer 2003 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Gould Family Foundation Gift, in memory of Jo Copeland, 2003

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"Oyster Dress" Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010) Date: spring/summer 2003 Culture: British Medium: silk

Oyster Dress Alexander McQueen (British, Date: spring/summer 2003 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Gould Family Foundation Gift, in memory of Jo Copeland, 2003

CUBISMO Y DISEÑO DE MODA- el impacto en la sociedad de los trabajos de picasso influyo en los diseños de moda, simplificando los patrones. A partir de 1908 la moda renunció al volumen y fué a buscar lo plano, las transparencias y la superposición de capas.  MADELEINE VIONNET - muy técnica, pone especial atención en la contrucción del vestido: LA ARQUITECTURA. Se declara enemiga de la moda ATEMPORAL Inspiración de las antiguas estatuas griegas. Sensualidad

Evening dresses 1938 Madeleine VIONNET (French, Gifts of Mrs. Harrison Williams, Lady Mendl, and Mrs. Ector Munn, 1946 - Silver lamé and ivory silk net --- Pale pink and silver lamé and pale pink silk net (hva)

Madeleine Vionnet experimenting with bias cutting on a small mannequin.

Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. Called the "Queen of the Bias Cut" and "The Architect" among dressmakers, Vionnet is best known for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion world.

1936 evening gown by Madeleine Vionnet. Beautiful back. Love the straps narrowing

1936 evening gown by Madeleine Vionnet, best-known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion world. In the Vionnet created a stir by introducing the bias cut.

"Carnival Dress" Madeleine Vionnet 1936

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Carnival Dress" Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois Paris) Date: 1936 Culture: French Medium: silk Sideways. I have no idea why I like this dress!

Dress    Madeleine Vionnet, 1935

Madeleine Vionnet tiered black silk skirt (originally a dress), printed orange on ivory satin label with thumb-print, the back and sides adorned with graduated tiers of taffeta, plain front

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