Vionnet Second Hand
Used Vionnet fashion items of verified quality
Borne out of bias-cut, draped silhouettes and an outright rejection of the stuffy, tight corseted style of the time, Vionnet is one of the great fashion houses to emerge from pre-WWI history. After a tumultuous century the brand reopened in 2006 to provide clothing for eternally fashionable women.
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The Visionary Madeleine Vionnet
Madeleine Vionnet began her career in clothing at the age of 12, undertaking an apprenticeship as a seamstress. At the age of 18 after some personal struggles, she emigrated to London to work as a hospital seamstress while moonlighting for British dressmaker Kate Reily. She moved back to Paris and worked for many other fashion houses but ultimately her love of minimalist fashion clashed with each of the designers she worked under. She launched her own house of Vionnet clothes in 1912. Vionnet went on to become one of the biggest names in French fashion, developing a sleek, relaxed style contradictory to the stiff and formal fashion favourited in Paris at the time. She passed away in 1975 aged 98.
The Tumultuous History of Vionnet
Vionnet is a haute couture fashion house based in Paris. Initially set up in 1912, the house closed during WWI but reopened in 1919. By 1923 Vionnet’s “Temple of Fashion had opened its doors in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement, and in the same year the brand broke the US. After two decades of enormous success both in her homeland of France and in the US, Madeleine decided to close the doors of her fashion house in 1939. However the brand was bought in 1988 by the Lummen family, and went back into clothing design in 2006. Since then the brand has taken off again, continuing to win back the hearts of the fashion world through daring style and expert design.
Carefree Haute Couture
Vionnet clothes have always been loved for their daring to be different. Through bias-cuts and relaxed silhouettes, the brand had a major hand in turning the tide against the opulent and rigid fashion of the early 1920s. Madeleine is credited with sparking the bias-cut trend back in the 1920s, which was a bold and brilliant move at the time. Today some Vionnet dresses can still be seen bearing the signature angled cut. Draping light, high-quality fabrics in beautiful colours, Madeleine Vionnet revolutionised what a haute couture dress should be. Today the brand stays true to the styles that made it famous, and continues to deliver soft, laid-back couture for ladies of distinction.
Today, Vionnet shoes, dresses and other coveted items are worn by celebrities across the world to red carpet events; Nicole Kidman, Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel and countless other starlets have a soft spot for the fashion house. Vionnet has countless points of sale worldwide, and a piece from the respected fashion house will always be a worthy addition to any wardrobe. Authentic Vionnet tops, dress and other items can be found second-hand at REBELLE.com. All of our items are thoroughly checked for quality and authenticity.