Madeleine vionnet was called the queen of the bias cut and the architect among dressmakers vionnet is best known today for her elegant grecian style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion world. Madeleine vionnet built an empire by rejecting corsets and buttons in favour of the bias cut in the third instalment of bofs fashion history series we find out that at its peak vionnet had 26 ateliers and employed 1000 staff but the couturier preferred the privacy of her study to meeting clients or running a business. i admire her i have been surging for her shadow all my life its tiring yohji yamamoto about madeleine vionnet biography madeleine vionnet madame vionnet was born in june 1876 and started her apprenticeship as a seamstress at age 11 after a short marriage she left her husband and went to london to work as a. Origin of haute couture mme madeleine vionnet 1876 1975 me vionnet a french designer was known as the queen of the bias cut she trained with the callot sisters and moved to the house of doucet in 1907
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