Art/ Collection/ Art Object


Design House:
Drécoll (French, founded 1900)
ca. 1924
silk, wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Carter Marshall Braxton, 1980
Accession Number:
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Haute Couture," December 7, 1995–March 24, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco," June 8, 2004–September 5, 2004.

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