This from lace to silhouette, this dress is a dream come true. Dress has a V neckline, narrow straps that lead to a sheer lace back and a dramatic high-low hemline. Dress is composed of a crepe fabric that offers a moderate stretch. Includes an exposed gold zipper.
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Madeleine Vionnet Dress, 1922 Silk crepe georgette with lamé edging. Arizona Costume Institute . Vionnet, a genius seamstress who built her dresses from the ground up so to speak, by cutting fabric on the bias, directly on her models. The final look was a unique feminine drape which heralded a new look that emphasized freedom of movement and femininity. Even with the popular garcon look [ flat chested and tubular ] the Vionnet dress was unmistakably feminine.
I was born in the wrong era! ~Evening Dress, Elsa Schiaparelli (Paris, France): ca. rayon~ "This very rare example of a rayon crepe evening dress exemplifies the experimentation with unusual materials that made Elsa's work so distinctive.