Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The woman smiles - then her dress should smile soon after

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.

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