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Madeliene Vionnet is known for originating the bias cut gowns typical of the 1930's.  The bias cut uses the diagonal stretch of the fabric to create a sensual, body hugging drape. 

 

                                       Madeleine Vionnet, 1932.

 

"The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines.  It must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her".

 

                                                                                             Madeleine Vionnet

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