PARIS — A 72-year-old Madeleine Vionnet halterneck gown, a crumpled heap of brittle tulle and silk flowers, has been laid out for inspection in the restoration rooms of Les Arts Décoratifs — and Maximilien Durand, director of the restoration department, issues a grim diagnosis.
“This dress is really ill and will necessitate 60 days of restoration without any certitude of being able to save it,” he said. Things looked less serious for a silk frock dyed in a shocking flush of pink and a geometric dress from the Thirties with a circular neckline in broken mauve lace.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"