20 mars 2017

Lacloche Frères, Vanity case, Paris, ca. 1926

Lacloche Frères, Vanity case, Paris, ca. 1926. Gold, with black-stained jadeite and black-backed chalcedony; the lid set with rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite, rhodonite, mother-of-pearl and pearl. Bequeathed by Miss J.H.G. Gollan, M.24-1976 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Jewelled vanity cases were popular accessories during the 1920s, an indication of the wider acceptability of women wearing make-up in the years after the First World War (and of their even applying it in... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2016

Callot Soeurs, dress, ca. 1926

Callot Soeurs, dress, ca. 1926. Silk, silk and metallic lace, and imitation pearls and opals. Gift of Mrs. Anton Hulman, Jr. (77.360). Indianapolis Museum of Art. Irises and water avens adorn this elegant dress. Embroidered layers of soft, sheer, exotic fabrics combined with a large bejeweled ornament in the center typify dresses of the flapper era. In the 1920s the fashionable silhouette was often shapeless and tubular. The waistline was dropped and the hemline raised. Between 1926 and 1928, skirts were shorter than they... [Lire la suite]
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