1920s Art Deco Lace made from Silver and Beads

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This is an absolutely mind blowing gown from the 1920s. A true product of the gilded Jazz Age, the gown is constructed of silver silk lamé, silver lamé lace, and the most amazing of all a delicate beaded handmade lace net. These materials are perfectly arranged according to art deco aesthetics, with beautiful curves and fluted petal shapes flowing together around the form. The metallic silk which makes up the base of the gown is gathered at the dropped waistline, which falls elegantly around the hips. The extreme fineness of the fabric allows it to flatter the body's shape even with the dropped waist, skimming the bust and hips and fluttering around the legs. The lace gilds the torso in lovely curves, accenting the hips and drawing the eye up and down the figure dotted along its edges with crystals. The most delicate and masterfully constructed part of this gown is the handmade lace net, which is formed in scalloped curves at the hem and in a border around the neckline. Beautiful swirling designs are worked into the lace, picked out with tiny glass seed beads lined in silver. Found in Paris this incredible gown was made for the glittering galas of the Roaring Twenties, and bears both the effortless grace and the exuberance of that age in its design.
Details
Designer
Unknown
Place of Origin
France
Period
Early 20th Century
Condition
Good. Please note several period repairs to both the fabric as well as the lace of this dress. Additionally please note the tarnished silver in the underarms as well as spotted in other areas..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
48 in. L
122 cm L
Marked Size
XS-S (US)
Bust
32 in. (81 cm)
Waist
32 in. (81 cm)
Hip
32 in. (81 cm)
Length
48 in. (122 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1612948382
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in New York, NY

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