Famous for the "bias cut," Madeleine Vionnet's sophisticated approach to couture remains a pervasive influence today. Eschewing artificial and restrictive padding and stiffening, she liberated the female form with designs that integrated movement and comfort into women's fashion. She also championed unusual fabrics that were luxurious and sensual yet simple and modern--chiffon, silk, crepe de chine, gabardine, and satin. Her most revolutionary creations--the handkerchief dress, cowl neck, and halter top--cling to and ...

Madeleine Vionnet 2009, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780847832781