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Madeleine Vionnet ensemble, circa 1932, via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1930s lace evening gown and jacket. Allover tangerine lace with ruffled bib front and slightly trained bias cut skirt, short sleeve peplum jacket, self belt with rhinestone ornament, and matching satin under dress.

1938 silk, spangles, and beads evening dress by Lucien Lelong, French, via MMA.

Suit, 1938-1939, Elsa Schiaparelli. Although sinuous curves ruled the evening wear silhouette in the 1930s, the strong shoulder was a dominant element as well, especially in the crisp suits of Elsa Schiaparelli. While not herself a tailor, and scorned by arch-rival Chanel for her lack of skills, Schiaparelli presided over one of the great tailoring ateliers responsible for the definitive broad-shouldered and form-fitting suits and jackets of the 1930s.

1930s Beaded Lamé Lace Dress With Lamé Slip.

Silk evening dress covered with sequins, circa 1939, from the Vintage Textile archives.

1934 Elsa Schiaparelli Low Back Evening Gown | via Vintage Wedding Dress Inspiration

Chanel Haute Couture evening gown, circa 1935.

Two 1938 silver lamé and ivory silk net evening dresses by Madeleine Vionnet. They were donated to the museum by Mrs. Harrison Williams in 1946. In December 1933, Chanel, Lanvin, Lucien Lelong, Vionnet, Balenciaga, Edward Molyneux, and Mainbocher named Mrs. Harrison Williams the "Best Dressed Woman in the World." | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1930s dress via Dorotheas Closet Vintage.

1937 "The Tarts" dress by Elizabeth Hawes  |  Coletterie