Dress (Robe de Style), Madeleine Vionnet, ca. 1939, French, silk. "Madeleine Vionnet was a consummate technician, particularly known for her innovative use of the bias cut and the mathematically precise construction of her garments. Minimalist by philosophy, Vionnet's construction details were often executed so as to create decorative effects, obviating the need for any trimming."
Anne Parr, 1515 -1552.Younger sister of Katherine Parr, married became Anne Herbert countess of Pembroke. One of few ladies to serve all 6 of Henry's Queens. Well educated due to court connections, mother Maud lady to catherine of Aragon, head of court school, Latin, French, Philosophy classics, girls and boys together. - sketch by Hans Holbein the Younger.