1920s Agnes Adaptation Silk Day Dress
This is a rare Agnes adaptation piece from the 20s. Its also a day dress that is in excellent condition making it even rarer, good examples of day dresses are always the hardest to find as they were worn. The girl that owned this one must have had a closet full of frocks, as this on is in deliciously good shape. The amount of work in this dress is astounding - those pink scalloped bits at the collar and cuffs and all around the hemline are all made from hand by piping silk, flattening into perfectly even flatted tubes of fabric and then those were hand sewn into place to create that amazing design! I love the panel of soft pink silk that peeps out under one sid eof the apronned over skirt. Under neath are weights so it drapes perfectly and the entire piece is all hand done. Adaptation dresses where done in the US and based on or where straight copies of the Parisian design house that issued them. I could fill this page with the small details this dress has. Needless to say it is a beauty!† A superb, rare and early flapper day dress and in excellent condition.
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