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The Teasing Twenties

BEADED CHIFFON DINNER DRESS with METALLIC LACE, 1920s. Sleeveless pumpkin silk decorated with elaborate polychrome beadwork and pearls, scalloped and lobed front hem with back streamers revealing satin under-dress with beaded and metallic lace hem and lace bodice top. B-36, L-46. (Tiny hole in skirt and under-dress, few tiny faint spots, very minor bead loss) excellent.

Robe de Style - House of Lanvin (fall/winter 1926) silk, rhinestones, pearls "The robe de style, which is often associated with Lanvin, is characterized by its dropped waist and wide skirts designed to resemble court dresses of the 18th century. The style safely hid the figure, which made it comfortable for clients of any age and shape. This particular robe de style’s uncomplicated bold decoration and sculptural silhouette is unmistakably iconic of the 1920s haute couture style of Lanvin."

Muzealne Mody: listopad 2010

~ Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1922 via Flickr Found at Questionable Advice & Advertisements

~ Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1922 via Flickr