Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Brocante (2): a 1920's dress
At Saturday's "brocante", I found this amazing dress dating back to the 1920's - my favorite era for fashion, with its sleek designs made for movement and clean lines. Despite its age, the dress is in good condition, requiring only a few stitches.
It's made of black silk, with simple short tulle sleeves.
The bias cut, so typical of the Twenties, allows it to move gracefully around the body, and its detailing is exquisite - witness the V that the seams around around the left hip (see picture).
And it only cost €30 ($45)!