Evening dress, attributed to Callot Soeurs, 1929, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post for her presentation at the Court of St. James's. The tubular dress is sleeveless with dropped waistline and slightly flared at bottom. The garment is heavily beaded on the side seams and waist, both back and front, with rhinestones and clear bugle beads in a floral motif. Train attaches to dress with metal bars at dress shoulder. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.
1920s Dress of Gold Lame and Silk Velvet with Paste Appliques Dress from the early 1920's, made from dusty rose colored silk velvet, has full gathered skirt with ruching at the sides. Measuring 5" longer in the back, the scalloped hem is lined in 12" of lame - the color of which can best be described as worn white gold, echoed also by the paste and metallic appliques at the waist and the metallic lace collar of the same color. Front Detail 5