Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1930s Culture: French Medium: silk
"Shug Avery was a woman. The most Beautiful woman I ever saw. She more pretty then my mama. She bout thousand times more prettier then me. I see her there in fours. Her face rouge. Her hair like something tail"(6). 1930s
...Hands down one of the most amazing 1930s gowns I've had the pleasure to offer! Ivory crepe back, texured satin silk bias cut gown has flat bows atop shirred shoulders, deco rhinestone sash and deep V back. Coordinating capelet has cowl neck in front and rhinestone buttons down back, trimmed all around with a blend of marabou and chicken feathers.