Monograph on this important French fashion designer. Text by Jacqueline Demornex translated by Augusta Audubert. Preface by Madeleine Chapsal. Photographs by Patrcia Canino. Contributiones by Jacques Griffe and Azzedine Alaia. Includes 350 illustrations 100 of which are in color.
Madeleine Vionnet (June 22, 1876, Loiret, France – March 2, 1975) was a French fashion designer. Vionnet trained in London before returning to France to establish her first fashion house in Paris in 1912. Although it was forced to close in 1914 at the outbreak of the First World War, it re-opened after the war and Vionnet became one of the leading designers in Paris between the Wars (1919-1939). Vionnet was forced to close her house in 1939 and retired in 1940.