Silk evening dress: 20th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

Silk evening dress: 20th century

Unknown

© Museum of London

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Evening dress for dancing. This cream silk and silver beaded dress was designed for dancing. Modern energetic jazz dances required dresses that looked good when moving fast, particularly with the arrival from America of the high-kicking Charleston in 1926. The owner of this dress is unknown but it was almost certainly a young woman, one of the 1920's 'bright young things'. Dress with cream silk chiffon bodice, cut with deep 'v' neck at the front and back. It has small cap sleeves edged with silver and diamante studs. The embroidery design is arranged in bands around the neckline descending at the centre front to the wide band at dropped waist level. It is designed in symmetrical scrolling patterns carried out with silver glass bugle beads, flat round silver studs and diamantes set into gilt claws, with twisted silver thread at waist level panel.
 

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Date

1924 AD - 1930 AD
 

Image Number

002116
 

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