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Evening dress, probably French, ca. 1911-13. Smith College Historic Clothing: "The Empire style of a straight column of drapery and a high waist was high fashion especially in the years 1912 and 1913. Heavy fringe on delicate fabrics was popular, too, like the white silk fringe and silver beaded fringe on the sleeves and on the train of the green dress. The bodice is trimmed with pale pink pearls and pink chiffon rose buds."
Evening Dress, 1912. Simcox, a New York dressmaker, highlights the Egyptian revival in fashion with this evening dress. ancient-Egypt influenced designs were a recurring theme during the 19th and early 20th centuries, reaching their height in the 1920s with Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922. The curved bead motifs flanking the blue scarab mimic the representation of disk and horn headdress of Hathor and Isis. The asymmetric bodice is a style popular after 1910.