Evening dress

Design House Doeuillet
Designer Georges Doeuillet French

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Georges Doeuillet began his career as a silk merchant and then found his way to fashion design. He is recognized for his highly detailed and elaborate dresses, which he modeled on live mannequins, a growing trend during the teens. In 1928/1929, after his death, the House of Doeuillet was merged with the House of Doucet.

The dress featured here is a fine example of Doeuillet's work and is beautifully constructed. The impressive beadwork is unique for there is a subtle variation in the patterning, enhancing the piece's interest. The hip band, which accents the dropped waist, is created by a change in the bead configuration, showing the high level of skill necessary to make this piece. The asymmetrical hem of the dress is also of interest, for it curves around the body as if the wearer was constantly in motion.

Evening dress, Doeuillet, silk, French

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