Coat, late 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. James McCosh Magie, 1976 (1976.393)
Callot Soeurs silk and cotton overdress with sequins and glass beading. ca 1925-1926 MMA collection
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. This dress is an excellent example of the style of the period. The colors and beadwork are visually appealing. The clustered plastic sequins are unique in how they are applied, giving a rich three-dimensional quality to the dress.
Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan) and Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway) on set of "Gatsby". Full view of lavender lace dress with dropped waist, cornflower blue tassel details and handkerchief hemline.