Les Createurs de La Mode 1910-1911. Callot Sisters Salon
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)
Butterick patterns 4093 and 4097; Delineator, Oct. 1931
Butterick patterns 4199 (1931,) 4222 (1931,) and 4587 (1932) show the twisted fabrics pioneered by Vionnet
The halter dress was a hot commodity in ’30s fashion because like the era’s popular backless dress styles, it exposed the new “sensual” zone of a lady’s body: Her shoulder blades and backside. The style bring to women a very modern look!
Vionnet Pattern - Part 2
Bias cut- Introduced by Vionnet, the cut is higher in the front with a draping low back, all very flowing and complementing the feminine body.
Vionnet dress cut on the straight grain and hung on the bias, to show what made Vionnet's dresses work so brilliantly. Sketch and diagram from Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke, Chronicle Books #vionnet