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Dress

Design House:
Drécoll (French, founded 1900)
Date:
ca. 1924
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Carter Marshall Braxton, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.92.1a–c
Not on view
Seeking in the new cylindrical silhouettes to adorn flat planes with new designs associated with Art Deco, Drécoll developed a repertoire of motifs at once modern and decorative. Black cutouts are stitched by hand to a contrasting white dress. The design is even further integrated into the dress by the stitching's being hidden under the edge of the appliqué, thus making it appear a pieced rather than an applied patterning.
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