Evening dress

Design House Callot Soeurs French
Designer Marie Callot Gerber French

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First established in the 1890s by the four Callot sisters as a lingerie and lace business, Callot Soeurs evolved into a premier dressmaking house in the early years of the 20th century. The garments from Callot Soeurs in the Brooklyn Museum collections incorporate the signature elements of the house: antique lace trimming, Orientalist textiles, lavish embroidery that includes bead- or ribbonwork, or a combination of these elements. Featuring metallic lace details and floating tulle panels, it is a romantic and rare example from the first World War period. The date on the label confirms its date of creation. Madame Gerber, the eldest Callot sister, served as the primary designer for the house until 1927 when her sons took over the business.

Evening dress, Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937), silk, metal, pearl, French

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