1920s Pale Pink & Silver Beaded Flapper

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Exquisite 1920s dress in a remarkable and unusual shade of soft pale pink. It has a cotton base which means it is a tad sturdier then its silk counterparts can be at times. It also still retains it made in France label at the neck. Usually these pieces were made in one of the couture houses at the time so this really could be a treasure! It's a truly stunning dress and I have taken a photo of it flat so you can really get an idea of the expanse of fabric used in the skirting. It's quite full and I love how the bottom edge is scalloped! The bodice's design swoops up in lovely curves and the bead work is remarkable - all silver lined tube glass beads used to really emphasize the cut of the dress. Pretty flowers and vines cover the top, a border circles the dropped waist and then the skirt has vertical bands of beads all through. More flowers adorn each bottom scallop. There are no closures - you just slip it on and go. Strong and wearable with the care and love it deserves to be shown - this is a remarkable twenties textile. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today!



Bust: 16” from side seam to side seam, and continuing to hip seam where skirt attaches

Length: 44” from shoulder to bottom hem at the points



The dress is unlined and slips over the head to wear. Remarkable condition with minor signs of wear considering that this is almost 100 years old. There are faint fade marks round the arms and collar but when worn they do not detract - please see photos. Slight bead loss- maybe 1-2% overall. Someone has reinforced the shoulders at some point. It is well done and seems to have been done some time ago so is left as found. Priced accordingly with these minor issues taken into account. All inside edges are hand rolled and hand stitched and all the bead work in hand applied. Original made in France tag. Remarkable piece. It should be cleaned upon the recommendation of a trusted cleaner when cleaned again in the future.



Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (0-6)

Details

  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Marked Size
    XS-SML (0-6)
  • Dealer Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    AU110911128569
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