Vionnet: celebrating 100th anniversary. The collection, the book and the movie

04/10/2012

Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
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.

Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
Vionnet demi-couture Spring/Summer 2013 collection
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

9 comments:

  1. Love those dresses, great post!

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  2. Such a beautiful film! Yet another book to add to the list?!? xo

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    1. Yep, another good one. Looks like you are going to get a lorry, too. ;) I have a feeling Lisa will find herself in a similar situation.
      x

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  3. Are they back for good? Because their designs are divine! The draping is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the video :)
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    1. I hope so... They don't have a creative director at the moment, but the house was bought to be developed into a profitable brand, so fingers crossed it'll continue to live. I absolutely love love love Vionnet.

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  4. Thank you for sharing that beautiful video!

    Oh dear, another book! Consider it on my wish list as from now!
    I'm thinking, if I serve rice and noodle soup only until Christmas this may all turn out okay ;-)

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    1. Lisa, I am afraid there will be another one coming out soon... In addition to this one and Bottega. So happy to say, we will all be eating a lot of rice comes Christmas. :D
      So want to get my hands on all those volumes! x

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