Behind the seams with Designer Vionnet, Madeleine

Vionnet, Madeleine. 1876-1975. Designer. Born in Aubervilliers, France. She Apprenticed to a seamstress at the early age of eleven. Vionnet worked in the Paris suburbs in her late teens before joining Kate O’Reilly, a London dressmaker, in 1898. In 1900 she returned to Paris and was employed by Mme Gerber, the designing member of callot…

Behind the seams the history of Chanel.

Chanel, Coco. 1883-1971. Designer, who was born in Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in  Saumur, France. Chanel made and sold hats, simple loose blouses, and chemises. Chanel’s clothes were designed to be worn without corsets and were constructed with fewer linings to make them lighter and less rigid. In early 1914 she was showing a simple chemise…

Did you know…1920′s fashion trends

1920’s fashion trends were primarily focused around the modern area and liberation for women. Iconically most suits that were designed in the 1920’s are based upon mens suits that we see today. This era was important because women began to shift from the conservative dress to wearing sportswear. Coco Chanel was one of the 1st…