Vionnet, French haute couture house, founded 1912 by Madeleine Vionnet in Paris. The famous French haute couture designer Madeleine Vionnet first opened her business in Paris in 1912. Already in the 20’s her fashion house had become very popular and was expanding to New York where the brand was sold to Saks Fifth Avenue. A store was opened where mostly one-size-fits-all dresses were sold, a best seller among the customers. Around this time, Vionnet designed her first ready-to-wear line, which was sold in the US and was the first RTW line made by a French couturier. After the beginning of WWII, Vionnet closed the fashion house and left the country. It wasn’t until 2006 that the brand Vionnet was re-launched and has since been very successful again following the standards once set by Madeleine Vionnet.
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