Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fashion History - Vionnet and the Bias Cut

Indisputedly one of the most influential designers of the 20th Century, Madeleine Vionnet considered herself a technician first.

She opened the house of Vionnet in Paris in 1912, and invented the Bias Cut in 1927. This changed fashion silhouettes in the 1930's.

Her draped dresses and gowns were inspired by the simple and fluid styles of classical greek clothing, and worn by stars like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and society elite like the Duchess of Windsor.

Vionnet developed her designs by draping fabric on minature dolls before translating the completed designs onto life-sized models. She also introduced the use of fabrics like crepe de chine and satin for women's clothing.



image from http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/20sil/ho_C.I.52.18.4.htm

2 comments:

  1. i really apreciate is work and commercio,also the experence he has in fashion industry

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