Evening dress


About this object

This bias-cut dress is typical of the styles first developed during the 1920s by the French designer Madeleine Vionnet. In this technique, the separate pattern pieces were cut out of the fabric on a diagonal to the direction of the threads. When the garment was sewn together, the fabric could be stretched and closely moulded to the shape of the body.
  • Date
    1932 - 1935 about
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Silk - Satin
  • Credit line
    Gift of Miss M Mylechreest
  • Location
    Sudley House, First Floor, Special Exhibitions Room
  • Place made
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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