1920s Beaded Chiffon Couture Flapper
My photos do nothing to convey how special this dress is. It looks so shockingly modern and fresh that it will literally blow you over when you see it in person and realize this is a sublime little fancy day dress from the twenties! The workmanship is extraordinary - the bead work is amazing and the constraint used with only the white on the black silk chiffon is wonderful. Teeny tiny white seed beads are hand applied in the tightest possible way to one another and form bands that circle the scalloped skirt hem and emphasize the poet sleeves. Each sleeve ties with a silk at the wrist and the sleeve billows above it and the weight of the seed beads make that shape emphasized. The bodice drapes - quite low actually but a girls modesty is saved by a heavily beaded scarf like cowl that is attached on either side of the neck and slightly curves. The skirt appears to wrap around you and the bead work goes form the side of the waist and around the scalloped hem. It feel amazing on and the weight of the bead work is shocking against the silk chiffon. Truly amazing - if you love it in the pictures you will be extraordinarily happy when it arrives. No label but if someone told me it was a Chanel or the equivilant I would not be surprised at all! It is strong and wearable with care - it is after all almost 100 years old. A true collectors piece and a true work of art.
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