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Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet was born on June 22, 1876. She trained with London dressmaker Kate Reily, and French designers Jacques Doucet, and Callot Sœurs before opening her own fashion house in 1912. She was forced to close her business only two … Continue reading

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Le culte du corps

A new book by French historian and sociologist Georges Vigarello, La Silhouette, naissance d’un défi, describes the change in the use of the word silhouette in the 20th century. In the 18th century, a silhouette was a portrait cut from paper … Continue reading

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Bonne renommée vaut mieux que ceinture dorée

Today I went to the Madame Grès exhibit at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. The permanent collection at the museum is the sculptures of Antoine Bourdelle. Mme. Grès said, “Je voulais être sculpteur. Pour moi, c’est la même chose de … Continue reading

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