London, South Kensington
7 June 2007
MADELEINE VIONNET, 1938
a skirt composed of waving horizontal bands of crimson and violet velvet, labelled Madeleine Vionnet, inscribed to label 'Mavis deVere Cole'
Mavis de Vere Cole Wheeler, notorious society beauty who spent time in Holloway Prison for shooting one of her many lovers.
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Illustrated in Vogue, October 1938. See 'Madeleine Vionnet,' by Jacqueline Demornex, p285.
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