Evening dress


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This dress takes on the tubular shape which was the dominant silhouette of the 1920s. The sheer top, adorned with rhinestones, intersects at the waist to create a skirt consisting of tiers of scalloped beadwork of a typical Art Deco pattern. The execution of the design of the skirt is exquisite and highly impressive. When worn for an evening out, there is no doubt this was a flattering dress that made heads turn as it caught the light when the wearer was dancing the Charleston or Black Bottom.

Evening dress, silk, rhinestones, French

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