The Victoria & Albert Museum
By 1912, Vionnet had returned to Paris and opened her own celebrated, stylish fashion house. The First World War closed Vionnet’s business, but she re-opened in 1918, moving to 50 avenue Matignon. There, she became known for her glamorous Hollywood-inspired designs such as this coat and her work remained popular until her retirement in 1939.
The attractive coat would have looked stunning over a champagne silk gown, as modeled by one of the V&A's scary mannequins.