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1925 House of Drecoll Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See more museum collection dresses at www.vintagefashio....

Dress, Evening House of Premet  (French) Date: ca. 1925 Culture: French Medium: silk, feathers

Dress, Evening, ca. 1925. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of William Garrigues, 1967 (2009.300.1330) | During the 1920s, the days were for working and the nights were for dancing. Women's dress was liberating, as the hemlines rose and the waistlines dropped. Evenings were spent at clubs and it was common to see ladies dancing the Charleston and Black Bottom.

Embroidered black silk chiffon evening dress with black slip, designed by Jeanne Lanvin, French, 1925. The basic silhouette on this Lanvin dress evokes religious robes worn by monks while the sheer textile makes it elegant and refined, trademarks of her work. In addition, the Greek key motif shows her knowledge and interest in incorporating classical design motifs in her fashions.

~Silk and metal Evening Dress, French 1925~Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art~

Silk evening dress by Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937), 1925-26. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress: 1925, French, silk, plastic. "The 1920s marked the era of the flapper, who was known for her late nights on the town filled with dancing such dances as the Charleston and the Black Bottom. To accommodate this new lifestyle the fashions changed. A tubular silhouette became the mode as hemlines rose and waistlines dropped..."

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Maker: Sophie Gimbel (American, Houston, Texas 1898–1981 New York) Date: 1925 Culture: American or European Medium: silk

Dress, Evening Martha Weathered, Inc.  Date: ca. 1925 Culture: American Medium: silk, metal, rhinestones

dress / evening / 1920 / flapper / silk / Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection / Metropolitan Museum of Art

c1925 dress, Fully beaded on cotton, France. Brooklyn Museum Collection at MMA