UNUSUAL BEADED and SEQUINNED ROBE de STYLE, c. 1920. Sleeveless allover sequins with large scale gold metallic scallops on pale pink ground, low scalloped wide waistband in a pattern of crystal and silver beads with sequins, the full circle skirt having matching hem band. B-42, low W-38, L-45.
Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Theatrical costume, mid-1930s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Costume Institute Benefit Fund, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, and Acquisitions Fund, 2013 (2013.305) #CharlesJames