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Evening dress

Designer:
Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)
Date:
fall/winter 1929–30
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Madame Madeleine Vionnet, 1952
Accession Number:
C.I.52.18.11
Not on view
An evening dress of bias-cut black chiffon, trimmed with tiers of black satin ruffles. The ruffles on the train are cut on the bias and thus keep their bounce rather than flatten as straight ruffles do. The hipline is defined by a wide black satin sash and bow.
Marking: [label] Madeleine Vionnet, winter 1929-30
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