Fabulous dress designs by French Couturier Madeleine Vionnet. If you didn’t wear one of her frocks to that certain little cocktail party given by the Prince of Wales and Wallis you just weren’t chic. |

"Pendant Les 'Modèles' - Chez Madeleine Vionnet." Plate 20.
“Pendant Les ‘Modèles’ – Chez Madeleine Vionnet.” plate 20 from “Gazette du Bon Ton.” Volume 1, No. 3. April, 1932. Lithograph with hand-applied color. Thayaht, illustrator. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pendant-les-mod%C3%A8les-chez-madeleine-vionnet-plate-20-from-gazette-du-bon-ton-volume-1-no-3-450156
Drawing of a ‘modèle de robe longue’. 1938-39.
Drawing of a ‘modèle de robe longue’. 1938-39. Madeleine Vionnet. Image © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/exhibitions/les-couturiers/madeleine-vionnet
"De La Fumée - Robe de Madeleine Vionnet."
“De La Fumée – Robe de Madeleine Vionnet.” Plate 13 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 2. March, 1922. Thayaht, illustrator. Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pendant-les-mod%C3%A8les-chez-madeleine-vionnet-plate-20-from-gazette-du-bon-ton-volume-1-no-3-450156