Dress Accession Number: 2005.55.2-A-C Date Made: 1920s Description: Dress; peach crepe with beaded floral design, sleeves detached. Beaded floral design at waist, front and back, and on front of skirt. Beaded design in pink and gray beads. Sleeveless dress has a scoop neckline. Neckline is accented with gray beads in a zig zag pattern. The same zig zag design encircles the drop waist and accents a portion of the bottom hem.
Evening Dress, Anne & Thérèse (French): ca. 1925, French, silk, beading. "This dress is an excellent example of the flapper style that was established and popularized during the 1920s. The silhouette displayed the youthful body, as skirts were raised and the waist was dropped. It was common for young ladies to dance the night away doing the Charleston, the Shimmy and the Black Bottom, and the beading of this dress would have been eye-catching with such movement..."
This is a striking 1920s vintage, black beaded and sequined dress on fine black net. The dress has a series of rows of black beaded fringe down the center panel of the dress. It has a V-neckline in both the front and the back, each which has been embellished with lovely sequined floral motifs.