1928 chiffon afternoon dress owned by Mrs. Dodge, The Hillwood Estate.
I adore the chiffon afternoon dresses of the 20s and 30s…they’re among the easiest pieces to wear (and are fabulous space and weight savers when you’re packing for Art Deco events…they fold up into absolutely nothing). They just float around you like air.
Illustration by Armand Vallee
Illustrations from ‘La Guirlande’
Every issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode has these fabulous centre double page colour spreads…unfortunately, I can’t successfully photograph or scan them without unbinding them to lay flat, so here’s an attempt to given an idea of what they look like. This is from 1926.
Le Petit Echo de la Mode, 1 August 1926
I’ve had another stab at photographing a few more of these outdoors in natural light, so let’s see how we go!
Elite Styles Magazine - March 1922
Callot Soeurs gown in white satin rayon and gold lamé
Perry, Dame & Co. catalogue, winter 1920-21
Bathers, Reigen magazine August 1924
La Vie Parisienne cover art by Rene Vincent by April 1922