Fashion illustrations, mostly from Simplicity and Butterick dressmaking patterns, from the 1930s….
Above: Gertrude Lawrence 1931
Above: 1935 purple satin Jeanne Lanvin gown, 1930s Madeleine Vionnet gown
Above: Gown from the modern fashion house of Vionnet, Fall 2007 collection
Read more about Madeleine Vionnet and her bias cutting innovations in the 1930s here