June 24th -
here for a link to other Art Exhibitions in Paris
exhibition of the works of French fashion purist "Madeleine Vionnet".
The exhibition chronologically retraces Madeleine Vionnet's
exceptional career, focusing on the hallmarks of her work, particularly
the structure and decoration of the garment. The exhibition
includes 125 life size prototypes which she donated in
1952 along with dress patterns, photo albums, account books and books
from her personal library.
Madeleine Vionnet (June 22, 1877 - March 2, 1975) - was a French
fashion designer whose avant guard approach to fashion lead her away
from the use of corsets and padding and instead she created dresses
that accentuated the natural female shape.
1920s Vionnet created a stir by introducing the bias cut, a technique
for cutting fabric enabling it to cling to the body while
moving with the wearer.
Vionnet's use of the bias cut to
create a sleek flattering female silhouette would
help revolutionize women's clothing and carry her to the top of the
looking at her designs in this exhibition you can see how her
work is still reflected in a lot of today's fashions. When I
was at the exhibition yesterday there was a whole class of fashion
students sketching the dresses.
this exhibition also cover entrance to the museums permanent collection
of furniture and decorative arts from the 1400's through
to 2000. The Art Deco section was probably my
favorite. Very fun to browse around if you have some extra
Cafe / Restaurant
there is a wonderful cafe/restaurant in the museum "Le Saut du Loup"
with a terrace where you can enjoy views of the Louvre, the Tuilleries
and even the Eiffel Tower.
with a glass of wine 22€ or 17€ with presentation of your museum
ticket. Coffee or aperatif is about 3€ - 6€.
Museum Gift Shop
The gift show is also worth a stop. It has
an excellent selection of art and architecture books (even several in
English), glassware, jewelry and even some children's toys.
Decorative Arts, 107,
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 PARIS
Tuesdays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
Closed on Mondays
Full price 8€, Reduced
Madeleine Vionnet Exhibition - Paris Museum of Decorative Arts