Short dress, Madeleine Vionnet, 1927. Silk crepe in a straight shape, round neckline, sleeveless. Bodice and skirt are finely pleated vertically; yoke is finely pleated horizontally. Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Bias Cut: originated by Madeleine Vionnet, a technique for cutting to utilize the diagonal direction of the cloth. It gave greater stretch and draped in a way to accentuate the body lines and curves.
Vionnet Dress - c- 1933 - by Madeleine Vionnet, France - Black rayon jersey one-piece dress; vermillion silk crepe sash; bias cut -
Court presentation gown, 1938, Vionnet. Grey silk chiffon with rhinestones and silver beads. FIT Chic Chicago exhibit.