Madeleine Vionnet - responsible for some beautful glamour, some 20's chic and just damn fine feminine shapes.
She was born in France in 1876 - dying just shy of her 100th birthday in 1975, she introduced the bias cut to the world of fashion and was known as some what of an architect rather than a seamstress. Which I think perfectly sums up her designs.
She really captured the 1920's and created such a wonderful silhoutte with her clothes.
Although long since gone in this world her impression still remains - as does, thankfully the Vionnet label.