For this brief post let's move from yesterday's theme - luxury. At times something luxurious can indeed be evoked also in a print as proved by this silk scarf from the mid-30s by Madeleine Vionnet. Better known for her innovative use of the bias cut, Vionnet also loved to create mathematically precise garments.
In this scarf her skills in construction are applied to the design of a sailboat floating on the sea. The sailboat has got a sort of geometrical configuration, but it also hints at the popularity of sporting activities at that time and at the luxe lifestyle suggested by ocean liners. The geometrically shaped sail, clouds and froth on the ocean waves create artistically impressive and charmingly well-balanced effects.
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