Portfolio: 1920s Vionnet Chiton Dress

The Idea and Inspiration:

To recreate a 1920 chiton inspired dress by legendary designer Madeline Vionnet.

Fabric and Materials:

Vintage silk crepe, recycled from a kimono.

Research and Reference:

Madeleine Vionnet, Edited by Pamela Golbin

The Dress Diary:

Introducing the idea

The finished dress at the Paris to Pompeii talk

A photoshoot

The Gallery:

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  1. Sheree says:

    Nice job! Madeleine Vionnet is a favorite of mine as well as Paul Poiret and Worth.

  2. Emily says:

    I’m in the process of making a dress like this now! thanks for the inspiration/basic idea on how to make it!

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