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Silk and lace fabric are combined in this dress in a way that resembles the collages being produced at the time by cubist artists. Its ornament of huge abstract flowers rendered with heavy floss edges reflects the influence of European "peasant" art.



Probably American maker,
after a French design
Dress, ca. 1919
Silk; chiffon with lace inserts

Lent by the University
of Rhode Island, Kingston,
Historic Costume and
Textile Collection

6 det



Length with Russian design Sil "Robe"
Sketch and "Robe" Dress and jacket
  Zig-Zag dress