Collection Online
silk, metallic thread lamé, satin ribbon, metal clasps
(a) 129.0 cm (centre back) 61.4 cm (waist, flat) (evening dress)
(b) 27.9 cm (centre back) 43.0 cm (waist, flat) (underbodice)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
(b) label, inside centre front, handstitched on silk: Madeleine Vionnet (underlined)
stamped in ink on silk: (thumb print)
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of David Syme & Co. Limited, Fellow, 1979
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Full length sleeveless dress with front and back cowl neckline, cut on the bias with matching underbodice. Underbodice has thin ribbon straps and fastens at rear with a series of metal hook and eyes forming a draped centre back.