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EVENING DRESSES, December 1794
Gallery of Fashion December 1794. Robe à la Turque. Evening dresses.
HEAD-DRESS. The hair in light curls; double chignon. the ends returned in ringlets. White and coquelicot striped Barcelona twisted turban, the end falling very low behind. One white and purple ostrich feather placed behind. A purple silk round gown, drawn in the waist; long sleeves, and trimmed with white fur. Coquelicot-coloured sash. Swan-down tippet, Handkerchief within the gown. A string of white beads round the neck. Gold loop pattern ear-rings. White gloves and shoes.
FIG. XXXV. Robe à la Turque.
HEAD-DRESS. Chiffonet made of white embroidered lawn, black velvet bandeau set with pearls. One white, one black, and two white and lilac’ feathers, with a large diamond pin placed on the right side. Petticoat and robe à la Turque of white satin, trimmed with gold foil, and a black fringe intermixed with gold. High tucker of blonde, double plaited. Diamond earrings. White shoes embroidered in gold. Party-coloured fur muff.
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French sequined tulle evening dress | Vintage Textile | c.1923
Jean Patou evening dress | a French museum.. (can’t discover which) | 1926
And two especially spectacular dresses to finish off the 1920s posts for right now. Why don’t I do this era more often? Y’all need to remind me! :3
Joan Crawford in 1927. Glorious.
Madeleine Vionnet dress | Kerry Taylor Auctions | 1927
Doing ombré before it was cool. (As a side note, many of the current trends we’ve seen come from the 20s. It’s the same story for high-low dresses!)
I've been sewing like mad lately, and I finished the smokkr a few days ago! I'm waiting on the delivery of my brooches (which should be TOMORROW) to sew down the back straps; that way I can be sure they'll be the correct length. But besides that, it's wearable! Seams finished, hem…
IT’S FINALLY DONE! By the way, if any of you have blogs I’d love to hear from you there!
Evening dress with fishtail train | Vintage Textile | c. 1925
Oh, how I wish there was a higher resolution image of this gorgeous gown.