Beaded chiffon dress, late 1920s
The effortless styling of this timeless dress appears fresh and modern. The slightly A-line shape with cap sleeves evokes the elegant simplicity of 1970s Halston, a key influence this year in fashion. On one side of the dress is a deep slit, allowing for easy movement. The dress slips on without closures.
It is embellished all over with black glass beads, whose faceted cut creates the sparkle, bringing to life the black-on-black design. With smooth rounded edges, antique beads have a rarified beauty not found in jagged modern copies. The antique hand beading makes for a one-of-a-kind wearable treasure.
Here is a dress for the stylish woman who uses her beauty and her clothing as the material from which to create a work of art—the combination of the light, her dress, and the evening's mood in her eyes. Men cannot help themselves: they are drawn to a woman who intimates the seductive sophistication of the evening.
It was only in 1926 that Coco Chanel's little black dress became the archetype of black as the color of high style fashion. Unlike other colors that have their place in the sun for a few years, black is never dated or out of fashion. Black is the color of the moment today, as it was in 1928.
The condition is excellent and wearable.
It measures: 38" bust, 40" waist, 46" hip. and 51" from shoulder to hem.