Un souffle de vie, la promesse d’une nouvelle vie, libérée de tous soucis.
The LIFE photographer Gjon Mili‘s photo of a model wearing a Madeleine Vionnet’s nightgown and peignoir and my photo of fireworks at the Versailles castle, France.
Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) was a fashion designer renowned for the fluidity of her clothes, releasing the women body. Her dresses were sleek, fluid, following the shapes of the body. She was a pioneer, she reinvented fashion in an area when women were squeezed in corsets. She created the innovative and iconic bias-cut dress (sleek, fluid, sensual, sinuous silhouette). The fabric was cut on the diagonal grain. of cutting on the diagonal grain of the fabric which creates a sinuous and slightly clingy silhouette.
She was inspired by Antique Greece and the dancer Isidore Duncan with her free movements. The photographer Edward Steichen shot this dancer in the Parthenon in Greece in 1920.
She designed elegant and sensual nightgown, négligee and peignoir in silk.
In the 1930s, the photographer George Hoyningen-Huene realized famous photos of models wearing crepe pajamas of Madeleine Vionnet.
More of my photos of fireworks at the Versailles castle, France :