1928 evening dress designed by French couturier Lucien Lelong, one of the important couture names of the 1920s, whose reputation was based on his designs for clothes that were both elegant and feminine. Worn by Mrs. F. Cleveland Morgan, wife of the well-known Montreal museum benefactor, the gown was probably purchased by her on a European trip in the fall of 1928.
Peach crepe silk two-piece 1920s dress. Under dress is matching peach on the top part with shoulder straps separated from the sleeves followed by a pink sash and a mandarin orange skirt. Sleeves have a ruffled finish with metal filigree edging.
Evening gown (back) | 1927 | Saffron yellow silk chiffon. A criss-cross effect on the bodice is achieved with edging of rhinestones and seed pearls. Gussets on the skirt are accented with yellow ostrich feathers and beads. | Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection
A Reville Ltd of Paris couture court dress and train, circa 1928, labelled Reville Ltd, and with inscribed ribbon label 'Lady Holcroft', the extensively beaded flapper-style dress in black and white seed beads with clear droplet beads, the bodice and waist defined by rhinestone studded bands, the matching train in dramatic black and white with foliate bands, edged in black velvet, bust 86-92cm, 34-36in; together with court presentation plumes and veils and an ostrich feather fan.