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Date: fall/winter 1938–39 Culture: French Medium: silk, plastic, suede, glassThe decoration of sequined fireworks on this evening dress, which was worn by Countess Madeleine de Montgomery to Lady Mendl's seventy-fifth birthday party in 1939, is a fitting climax to le beau monde of the 1930s. When Adolf Hitler declared that Germany was at war with Poland in September 1939, the glamorous era of the 1930s came to a close.

Date: fall/winter 1938–39 Culture: French Medium: silk, plastic, suede, glassThe decoration of sequined fireworks on this evening dress, which was worn by Countess Madeleine de Montgomery to Lady Mendl's seventy-fifth birthday party in 1939, is a fitting climax to le beau monde of the 1930s. When Adolf Hitler declared that Germany was at war with Poland in September 1939, the glamorous era of the 1930s came to a close.

Victorian dress with the 'Rising Sun' of Japan.

Victorian dress with the 'Rising Sun' of Japan.

Gloria Swanson Tonight or Never 1931 Costume design by Coco Chanel Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Gloria Swanson Tonight or Never 1931 Costume design by Coco Chanel Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Magenta velvet and gold lame evening coat, late 1920s, with golden diapered panels to the front, wide sleeves, lined in grey silk damask, fur collar

Magenta velvet and gold lame evening coat, late 1920s, with golden diapered panels to the front, wide sleeves, lined in grey silk damask, fur collar

Augusta Auctions, March 30, 2011 - St. Pauls, Lot 359: Printed Lame Evening Coat, 1920s

Augusta Auctions, March 30, 2011 - St. Pauls, Lot 359: Printed Lame Evening Coat, 1920s

Vintage Silk Japanese Kimono . 1950s . Mid Century . Sky Blue

RESERVED . Vintage Silk Japanese Kimono . 1950s . Mid Century . Sky Blue

JEANNE LANVIN LAME COAT, LATE 1920s Pumpkin orange silk chiffon, silver lame in stylized dot & swirl designs, white on white label "Jeanne Lanvin Paris Unis France", L 43", (very small hole on right shoulder, 3 pea size round tarnish marks on back) very good.

JEANNE LANVIN LAME COAT, LATE 1920s Pumpkin orange silk chiffon, silver lame in stylized dot & swirl designs, white on white label "Jeanne Lanvin Paris Unis France", L 43", (very small hole on right shoulder, 3 pea size round tarnish marks on back) very good.

Ensemble Skirt Detail c.a. 1927,  Medium: silk, wool, metal

Ensemble Skirt Detail c.a. 1927, Medium: silk, wool, metal

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