Samstag, 22. November 2008

Glamour of Madeleine Vionnett

Madeleine Vionnett, also called "the Queen of the Bias Cut", brought glamour and elegance into fashion. I am totally in love with her beautiful sophisticated dresses, which allow movement, but far away of being casual...
Her time were the 1930s, a decade of adorable fashion and allure.
Her signatures were the bias cut which creates a flowing line, and drapery, inspired by antic greek art. She was influenced by the modern dance of Isadora Duncan, her moving, floating, expression. Vionnett used fabrics like Crepe de chine and Satin, which showed a fluidity of motion. Stars like Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn wore her creations. She made women to goddesses, and is still an inspiration for slinky elegance.
Book: "Madeleine Vionnett" by Betty Kirke

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