1920s & Art Deco
The 1920s is my favourite fashion era, delicate and glamorous
1920's French Teal-Blue Beaded Silk Chiffon & Metallic Lace Dress The garment's simple unstructured style allows freedom of movement and the beadwork and appliqués are fine examples needle art. The beading is made up of five different mediums and embellished with a floral pattern.The garment slips over the head with no closures. Detail 4 Private Collection
A diamond 'colibri' bird of paradise hatpin, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1921, FOOTNOTES In the 1920s Van Cleef & Arpels made a series of brooches and hat pins in the form of exotic birds set with rose-cut diamonds in platinum, some with detachable natural feathers, c.f. Editions Paris-Musées, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris 1992, p.154, catalogue no.237 Oiseau de Paradis clip, 1927, and no. 238 Colibri clip, 1925.
Dress, Zimmermann / Raul Dufy (textile), Paris, France: ca. 1922, silk crepe with rose print, panels of crêpe de Chine, rayon fringe. "The textile of this dress was designed by painter Raoul Dufy (1877–1953) for a famous textile manufacturer Bianchini-Ferrier in Lyon.