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The low-waisted, full-skirted “robe de style” introduced by designer Jeanne Lanvin in 1915 remained popular throughout the 1920s, featuring a hemline well above the ankles. This silhouette provided a softer, feminine approach to the flapper dress, even without the built-in thigh hoops of Lanvin’s creation. These two party dresses echo that softness, with a swingy approach to pattern and embellishment.
The luxurious light aqua satin charmeuse gown is enhanced by gold and silver lace around the shoulders and the deep hem of the gathered skirt. The low waistline is corded and tucked up in scallops in front. On the left shoulder is a bright pink silk rose corsage. The dress has a side snap placket and is lined with an underdress of apricot silk and silver lame. This stunning dress was worn by Louise Moore Erwin (1895-1952) of Atlanta and Kentucky.
The black chiffon dress has a low waist with cording and a gathered skirt, longer in back – popular throughout the decade. It has a snap closure on the left side. The front is ornamented with gold and silver sequins arranged as ribbons and bows with pink and purple ribbon roses sprinkled on. The hem is edged with the same sequins. There is a gold lamé bow with streamers down the center back, dotted with ribbon flowers. The dress came to the Museum from Mr. & Mrs. Ashby Farrow of Charleston and may have been worn by his mother, Adelaide Lennerton Ferguson Farrow to a Saint Cecelia Ball here.
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday
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