early 1920s evening and formal wear
You might have noticed that this silhouette is more shapeless (frumpy?) than the later '20s-- elongated, shapeless, low waistline, shorter skirt. Bodice: Unfitted tube to low waist, over unboned corset. Neckline: V-shapes, boat-neck, low round. Sleeves: Kimono, raglan, dolman, long inset gathered into cuffs Skirt: Ankle, mid-calf, below knee; straight, flared Fabric: Silk/wool jersey, crepe-de-chine, s. georgette Trimmings: fur, embroidered ribbon, beads and sequins
Evening Gown of Gold Cloth Designed by Paul Poiret, Paris, 1923
This charming c.1920 dress is made of handmade Irish crochet lace. It's a sleeveless tunic style flaring out toward the bottom. The crochet starts with a small allover pattern at the top of the dress and gets larger with the added dimension toward the bottom. Tulle inserts circle the dress at about hip height. The scalloped hem is decorated with a delicate ruffle of fine tulle. The color is light ecru. 14" across shoulders, 34" bust, 38" hip, 40" long from back of neck to hem.
Vintage Irish Crochet Dress c.1920 Art Deco
1920s brown silk velvet dress with crepe chiffon insert decorated with rhinestones, pave rhinestone buttons at hip, rows of pintucks, swag at left hip
1920s Silk Velvet Dress Chiffon Rhinestones Vintage
early 1920s ethereal masterpiece. The unique unstructured style is strikingly modern yet the abundance of silk-taffeta cutwork and handmade white irish-crochet is a treasure trove of antique needle art. The bodice has the most amazing low-cut plunge illusion winged sleeves design. The back is just as fabulous as the front with its row of mock covered-buttons and waist-bow.
Orientalist Dress Made Of Bronze Colored Metallic-Woven Silk, The Fabric Gently Draped Across The Hips Front And Back, Caught Into Elaborately Embroidered And Beaded Hip Medallion, Chunky Gold Beads To The Shoulder Straps, Black Silk Inner Canisol - Made By Paul Poiret c.1922 - Kerry Taylor Auctions
Beaded satin evening dress, c.1924. Made from ivory cream satin, the dress is lavishly embellished with faux pearls, silver beads, and silver-lined crystal beads. The enigmatic and alluring pseudo-geometric motifs showcase the dazzling Deco design. The skirt has overlay panels of matching chiffon and metallic lace. The dress slips on without closures in the "modern style."
Late teens early 1920s House of Worth Haute Couture evening dress. Blouson bodice fashioned of creme and black hand crochet in a floral pattern and hand beaded in black bugle beads. Blouson chemise bias cut black chantilly lace shorter in front and dips stylishly in black. Separate silk underslip with tulle trim. Labeled: Worth #8875 Bust: to 34; waist: to 30; front length: approx: 41-42; back length: approx: 50