Dress, Evening  Madeleine Vionnet  (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)  Date: spring/summer 1937

Dress, Evening Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: spring/summer 1937

Vionnet Dress - c- 1933 - by Madeleine Vionnet, France - Black rayon jersey one-piece dress; vermillion silk crepe sash; bias cut -

Vionnet Dress - c- 1933 - by Madeleine Vionnet, France - Black rayon jersey one-piece dress; vermillion silk crepe sash; bias cut -

Short dress, Madeleine Vionnet, 1927. Silk crepe in a straight shape, round neckline, sleeveless. Bodice and skirt are finely pleated vertically; yoke is finely pleated horizontally. Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Short dress, Madeleine Vionnet, 1927. Silk crepe in a straight shape, round neckline, sleeveless. Bodice and skirt are finely pleated vertically; yoke is finely pleated horizontally. Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Red and Black Evening Dress, Madeleine Vionnet, French, 1933-37, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Red and Black Evening Dress, Madeleine Vionnet, French, 1933-37, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876–1975). Wedding Ensemble. French, 1929. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Ivan Heukelom Winn, 1974 (1974.261a–c)

Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876–1975). Wedding Ensemble. French, 1929. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Ivan Heukelom Winn, 1974 (1974.261a–c)

Afternoon dress Designer: Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1931–32 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, 1944 Accession Number: C.I.44.64.22a, b 1931–32 SLEEVE CUFF DETAIL

Afternoon dress Designer: Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1931–32 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, 1944 Accession Number: C.I.44.64.22a, b 1931–32 SLEEVE CUFF DETAIL

The artistry of Madeleine Vionnet.

The artistry of Madeleine Vionnet.

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet  (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Maker: Hattie Carnegie, Inc. (American) Date: fall/winter 1937...

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Maker: Hattie Carnegie, Inc. (American) Date: fall/winter 1937...

Madeleine Vionnet, evening dress (organza, tulle and silk velvet), 1935 (made). Museum no. T.380-2009    http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/four-haute-couture-dresses-by-madeleine-vionnet/

Madeleine Vionnet, evening dress (organza, tulle and silk velvet), 1935 (made). Museum no. T.380-2009 http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/four-haute-couture-dresses-by-madeleine-vionnet/

Detail of the Madeleine Vionnet evening gown.  In 1918 Vionnet hired Marie-Louise Favot. As a dressmaker and trained artist, Favot  designed all of Vionnet's embroidery motifs. Though the motifs were designed in-house, the actual work was contracted out to Michonet, a Parisian embroidery firm founded in 1858. Michonet was later  bought by Albert Lesage.

Detail of the Madeleine Vionnet evening gown. In 1918 Vionnet hired Marie-Louise Favot. As a dressmaker and trained artist, Favot designed all of Vionnet's embroidery motifs. Though the motifs were designed in-house, the actual work was contracted out to Michonet, a Parisian embroidery firm founded in 1858. Michonet was later bought by Albert Lesage.

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