Evening dress, attributed to Callot Soeurs, 1929, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post for her presentation at the Court of St. James's. The tubular dress is sleeveless with dropped waistline and slightly flared at bottom. The garment is heavily beaded on the side seams and waist, both back and front, with rhinestones and clear bugle beads in a floral motif. Train attaches to dress with metal bars at dress shoulder. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.
BEADED DANCE DRESS, LATE 1920s Black silk chiffon, handkerchief hem, rows of black beads & sequins in chevron patterns, sleeveless, B 40", H 40", L 50", (minor sequin & bead losses) excellent. 58