I posted this over at Cation Designs earlier this week.
Actually this is also an old post and one of my faves that I rewrote and added to, hence the old comments!
Madeleine Vionnet was a revolutionary designer of her time: not as universally well known as Coco Chanel but just as influential to the world of fashion, especially the fluid looks of the 1930’s
Madame Vionnet was influenced by ancient Greek statues and wanted clothing to move and flow with the wearer. It’s not surprising she made dresses for Isadora Duncan, the avant- garde modern dancer of the twenties and thirties .
Unfortunately Mme. Vionnet had to close her couture house in 1939 with the beginning of World War Two. Fashion was put on the back burner to concentrate on the war effort and the country’s resources were reallocated. She never did reopen.