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Evening dress 1937 Madeleine VIONNET (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876-1975 Paris) Silk, cotton (hva)

Evening dress 1937 Madeleine VIONNET (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876-1975 Paris) Silk, cotton (hva)

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.

Madeleine Vionnet designed all of her drapes on fourteen inch dressforms before she began on full size patterns.  This method saved money, time, and helped her understand the construction and methods she would later use.

Madeleine Vionnet designed all of her drapes on fourteen inch dressforms before she began on full size patterns. This method saved money, time, and helped her understand the construction and methods she would later use.

Madeleine Vionnet - 1921-1923 - Haute couture dress - Embroidered with glass beads, pattern of a Greek fresco.

Madeleine Vionnet - 1921-1923 - Haute couture dress - Embroidered with glass beads, pattern of a Greek fresco.

Even the woman in the Vionnet logo looks unsure how to put on her new Vionnet dress - Madeleine Vionnet logo designed by Ernesto Michahelles dit Thayaht, 1922

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