Vionnet – Copyright photographs

Madeleine Vionnet was passionately against plagiarism, adopting a number of clever measures to protect her work. In 1919 she started taking copyright photographs (front, side and back) for each garment she produced. Later these evolved into a single snap simultaneously showing all three views through the clever positioning of mirrors. Each garment was also christened with its own unique name and number, and labelled with Vionnet’s signature and fingerprint.

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Balenciaga – Original toile

Part of Balenciaga toile from 1965, Palais Galliera. Image by Liam Leslie for Exploding Fashion.
Part of Balenciaga toile from 1965, Palais Galliera. Image by Liam Leslie for Exploding Fashion.
Part of Balenciaga toile from 1965, Palais Galliera. Image by Liam Leslie for Exploding Fashion.
Part of Balenciaga toile from 1965, Palais Galliera. Image by Liam Leslie for Exploding Fashion.

 

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