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Circa 1920s Callot Soeurs evening dress; silk, velvet, silver metallic embroidery thread, and faux pearls via Indianapolis Museum of Art

Circa 1920s Callot Soeurs evening dress; silk, velvet, silver metallic embroidery thread, and faux pearls via Indianapolis Museum of Art

Madeleine Vionnet Dress, 1922 Silk crepe georgette with lamé edging.     Arizona Costume Institute . Vionnet, a genius seamstress who built her dresses from the ground up so to speak, by cutting fabric on the bias, directly on her models. The final look was a unique feminine drape which heralded a new look that emphasized freedom of movement and femininity. Even with the popular garcon look [ flat chested and tubular ] the Vionnet dress was unmistakably feminine.

Madeleine Vionnet Dress, 1922 Silk crepe georgette with lamé edging. Arizona Costume Institute . Vionnet, a genius seamstress who built her dresses from the ground up so to speak, by cutting fabric on the bias, directly on her models. The final look was a unique feminine drape which heralded a new look that emphasized freedom of movement and femininity. Even with the popular garcon look [ flat chested and tubular ] the Vionnet dress was unmistakably feminine.

* Woman's Coat Dress and Slip - Silk faille and silk velvet with silk velvet and lamé appliqué - circa 1926 Lucien Lelong (France, 1889-1958)

* Woman's Coat Dress and Slip - Silk faille and silk velvet with silk velvet and lamé appliqué - circa 1926 Lucien Lelong (France, 1889-1958)

Dresses by Callot Soeurs feature long fluid versions of the vestigial sleeves seen on Ottoman coats. The Callots are more widely known for their Chinoiserie, but their Persian-Turkish styles often share the same sense of Chinese color

Dresses by Callot Soeurs feature long fluid versions of the vestigial sleeves seen on Ottoman coats. The Callots are more widely known for their Chinoiserie, but their Persian-Turkish styles often share the same sense of Chinese color

Late 1920s, America - Evening dress of cream tulle with circular designs in silk and gold thread

Late 1920s, America - Evening dress of cream tulle with circular designs in silk and gold thread

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