1925 Jeanne Paquin Colorful Beaded Silk-Tulle Flapper Dress

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The House of Paquin was opened on the rue de la Paix in 1890 by Jeanne Paquin (1869-1936). The establishment was very successful and grew to be one of the largest fashion houses in Paris, with branches in London, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. This is a very rare garment that needs a bit more explanation. The dress was produced when Mademoiselle Madeleine was head designer under the watchful eye of Madame Paquin. This is a hand-beaded, authorized piece, that would have been completely overseen by Mademoiselle Madeleine and was the way Paquin would have produced ready-to-wear for their clients. These were only produced for a small window of time until the early 1930's when Madame Paquin retired.
This breathtaking beaded flapper has a stunning combination of colors and novelty designs. The base is an ivory silk that is remarkably sound. The overlay is a beautiful black silk-tulle which gives an illusion design. The scenic cherries and floral pattern is made of thousands of tiny glass beads that have a faint metallic sheen to them. Pinks and bright blues mix with deep olives and coppers; giving almost an ombre-gradient affect. You can see the extensive and complicated stitching on the back side of the fabric. A rare find indeed!

Bust:34 inches
Waist:28 inches
Hips:38 inches
Total Length:46 inches

This antique french "Paquin Paris-Reproduction" dress is in excellent wearable condition with no noticeable stains or age-rot. Only signs of age are some missing beadwork and a few pin-holes which do not detract of the garments overall beauty. This item is over 90 years old and is truly stunning!
Jeanne Paquin
Place of Origin
Early 20th Century
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
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Timeless Vixen
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Beverly Hills CA 90210
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(424) 275-6306
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