Beaded silk chiffon jacket, c.1928
What a brilliant kaleidoscope of color! The jacket is covered with a profusion of glass beaded roses in shades of rose, blue, green, and clear crystal. The flowers and leaves are outlined with metallic silver beads. The subtle intricacy of shading cannot be found in modern beaded pieces.
The jacket is fashioned from black silk chiffon. The simple cardigan style is a timeless classic. The neckline opening is finished with self binding. The jacket is completely hand sewn.
Embroidery with beads began to go out of style in 1928 as fashion turned to smooth printed fabrics. The years 1928-1929 saw the swan song of the Deco style, as if in anticipation of the coming economic crash. The jacket showcases the final flowering of the brilliant Art Deco style.
The condition is excellent and wearable.
It measures: 40" bust and waist, 42" hip, 25" sleeve length, and 27 1/2" from shoulder to hem.