Collection Online
wool, cotton, enamel on metal button
101.0 cm (centre back) 68.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, inside proper right seam at waist, printed in green on white silk: MADE IN FRANCE
label, printed in red ink on white silk: (monogram) Madeleine Vionnet (Madeleine Vionnet underlined) (thumb print) / DÉPOSÉ
stamped (vertically) in black ink on silk on reverse: 221
stamped (vertically) in black ink on silk on reverse: 20510
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs A. G. Pringle, 1982
Gallery location
Not on display
These bold geometric lines are characteristically Art Deco with the green enamel button providing a jewel at its neckline. Steichen’s image of actress Gwili André features accompanying millinery of peaked triangles, which shows a novel application of Art Deco’s geometric forms.