1920s Blue Silk Devore Beaded Flapper
Many of the twenties pieces I will be listing over the next week or so came from the same estate that† an important labelled Worth cape was found. All of the pieces were carefully stored and are in extraordinary condition. The fabrics are strong and wearable and all are high end, excellently constructed garments. This one is a really really beautiful late teens, early twenties dress in cut silk velvet on a chiffon base that drapes absolutely beautifully! The colors are divine - a china blue silk chiffon base is covered head to toe with a deco pattern in applied silk velvet† that is a golden taupe shade. The top of the shoulder is a black silk chiffon that has a hand beaded applique in jet over a deep blue silk chiffon backdrop! This beading goes around and under the arm and the "sleeve" is not connected to the main prtion of the dress - a really unusual feature but is meant to be that way! A soft panelled sash drapes down from one hip and the edges are beaded in the same manner - all by hand. The front has gathers and ruching for extra detail. It is a true beauty and in excellent condition - strong and wearable - far more stunning in person as the camera does not quite capture the lushness of the fabric. The silk is strong and the cut will fit a variety of sizes - I have sized it as a Med, but will present just as well on a girl in the 4-6 range - it will just drape more. All the bead work is by hand. Excellent, museum quality condition!
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