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Evening dress

Design House:
Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937)
Date:
1923–24
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, 1944
Accession Number:
C.I.44.64.10
Not on view
For Callot Sœurs the example of China amended Western dress, stressing tubular simplicity and Chinese ornament and technique. The confluence of Egyptomania, Japonisme, and Chinoiserie under the reductive rubric of Art Deco that occurred in the 1920s resulted in an intoxicating confusion of exoticisms.
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