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:


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

    • You’re welcome! I’m actually going to be running a workshop on making this dress in a few moths. It’s a great dress for beginner seamstresses, and a great intro to vintage sewing!

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