In 1912 a new fashion house opened its doors at 222 Rue de Rivoli. That very year Madeleine Vionnet, the founder of Maison Vionnet, introduce the world to the bias cut - one of the most body loving shapes that was later favoured by most couture houses. Since then the house was formally closed in 1939 and then revived in 2006.
This autumn, just a few days ago, the House of Vionnet celebrated its 100th anniversary. There were a lavish party, a specially designed demi-couture 20 piece collection and a short movie directed by Alessandro Possati and inspired by Isadora Duncan who was Vionnet’s muse in the 1920s.
In November we will also be treated to a new book, Madeleine Vionnet by Issey Miyake and Betty Kirke – a scrumptious special edition hard-cover volume containing over 400 photos, sketches and patterns as well as a beautiful story about the designer herself.
Photo source: Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection via vogue.com