Posts Tagged ‘Madeleine Vionnet’

Paris Fashion Spring Special Starring Madame Grès

Every year, Paris fashion shows off in the sun. But this spring, style seekers are flocking to ogle gowns by Madame Grès (pronounced “gray”) at the bucolic Musée Bourdelle. After Elsa Schiaparelli and Madeleine Vionnet, Madame Grès is the latest couturière to have a blockbuster show. But while work by those greats appeared in formal museum settings, this lavish exhibition was installed in a garden-garnished atelier from the 19th century. It’s the former studio of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, a close friend of Rodin, which offers a perfect setting for the stunning show.

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Madeleine Vionnet

Think 1930s MGM classic glamour and subtle sophistication, and unconsciously the fluid lines of Madeleine Vionnet come to mind. The French-born designer is the subject of an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (through January 31, 2010).

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