August 8, 2009

Madeleine Vionnet

While not a trend follower, I do appreciate great fashion, especially when it comes with a story and history. The Madeleine Vionnet exhibit was just that; a great story of a Parisian woman starting her own business in the early 1900's and doing something completely different and innovative for her time. Madeleine strayed from the common restrictive clothing, allowing her clothes to flow and drape. This was a bold and innovative move that was not well received at first but has changed the way women wear clothing to this day.

I think all women can appreciate Madeleines work because who knows, if it wasn't for her, maybe we would all still be wearing corsets and hoop skirts!


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