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Callot Soeurs, Designer (French)


Irises and water avens adorn this elegant dress. Embroidered layers of soft, sheer, exotic fabrics combined with a large bejeweled ornament in the center typify dresses of the flapper era.

In the 1920s the fashionable silhouette was often shapeless and tubular. The waistline was dropped and the hemline raised. Between 1926 and 1928, skirts were shorter than they had ever been before.

The House of Callot Soeurs in Paris was famous for the use of exotic fabrics, antique laces, lavish beading and delicate embroideries.

Mrs. Anton Hulman, Jr., Terre Haute, Indiana; given to Indianapolis Museum of Art December 15, 1977.

Object Information

designer
Callot Soeurs (French)
creation date
about 1926
materials
silk, silk and metallic lace, imitation pearls and opals
dimensions
L: 38 1/2 in.
mark descriptions
Callott Soeurs
accession number
77.360
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Anton Hulman, Jr.
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors