Detail: The curious flowers of the centaurea are perfect for stitch textures: the thistle -like centres were stitched on water-soluble, then manipulated into shape. The relief stitchery appears reminiscent of the stump work embroidery of another era.
Day dress and cape Place of origin: Paris, France (made) Date:1933 (designed) Artist/Maker: Madeleine Vionnet, born 1876 - died 1975 (designer) Materials and Techniques: Woollen jersey, chrome, leather
This alphabet looks like it has been designed by an architect. The structures do look like letters, and although they are drawn only in black, it doesn't feel dull or boring, they are rich in details. Very romantic and from another era. Also, compared to all the people in the drawings, the letters stand out and look enormous, giving them great importance.