Your Weekend Wow!
Tomorrow is sewing circle day and I’m posting Your Weekend Wow! now so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. I don’t have information on this, but it’s surely an Art Deco over…
Bruyère | Evening dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Two Costume Tiaras for Sale at Auction on Thu, 05/03/2001 - 07:00 - Couture and Textiles | Doyle Auction House
Lot 20 part of the Couture and Textiles Auction at Doyle. 1920s The first of translucent green plastic pave set with rhinestones, the next a velvet covered band set with eleven rhinestone stars.
The 1920s in fashion.
This is the one everyone's been waiting for, I think. I've saved bunches of photos for all of you, mostly from Vintage Textile, the Kyoto Costume Institute (they are amazing), and the Life photo archives. I tried to label them so you could tell where they came from, and put dates on the ones who had them. You can find that info by putting your cursor over the photo and looking at the 'name' of it. Things unlabeled are most likely from Vintage Textile... I've got archives going back a decade…
A diamond 'colibri' bird of paradise hatpin by Van Cleef & Arpels
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.
1920s silk tulle flapper dress. Very fine embroidery depicting flowers in shades of pink, blue, green, and yellow with lines of fine cream chain stitch. Busby Auctions/ LiveAuctioneers
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.