Behind the Seems…more on Vionnet

Vionnet created her designs 'in the round' on a miniature mannequin and then seamstresses would translate the garment into full size.

Cutting fabric on the bias is the name given to the technique for cutting cloth diagonal to the grain of the fabric enabling it to cling to the body while moving with the wearer.

Many of Vionnet’s designs are highly influenced by Greek art.  She did not like garments that restricted the wearer but those that would flow beautifully around the body.

Vionnet was known as 'Queen of the Bias Cut'. Her designs were inspired by the time period: Art Deco