Madame Gres most famously known for her perfect draping technique, I think she started to change the way dresses where being made adding layers to a dress and making her pieces individual from fashion designers before she came up with new concepts and created elegant and simplistic but initiative dresses, Nobody else was working in the style of Madame Gres. Her dress designs still get used today especially in the way they look I think her work is still recreated and used for events now such as weddings or formal events. Madeleine Vionnet was similar in the way she designed to Coco Chanel she designed outfits so they where simple and fittingly comfortable for a woman to wear, However compared to Chanel, Vionnet didn’t publicise herself and only became known in the 1940’s when she retired. I love how she created dresses so that they have a natural fall on a woman’s body and show their real shape she also only uses two colours creating a dress a lighter and a darker shade to show the detail, As well as this she also adds decoration to her dresses such as the black dress has two layers the top layer has decoration on it which makes the dress stand out more.
when a woman smiles, her dress must smile with her.”- Madeleine Vionnet