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John Poynter designed
the abstract geometric
pattern for this "chemise"
dress around 1927. Its
simple shape is embellished
by intricate beading in a
pattern based on the
moderne flower.

John Poynter for
House of Redfern
English, fl. 1881 -
early 20th century
Dress with Moderne
Flower Motif

ca. 1927
Silk; plain weave, embroidered
with silk, silver metallic thread,
and beads

Gift of L. J. Cella III



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