Evening Dress, Paul Poiret: silk satin dress with silk tulle overdress, embroidery of beads and metallic thread, tulle peplum.In when the S-curve silhouette was still overwhelmingly popular, Poiret introduced high waist corsetless dresses.
Evening dress French ca. Silk embroidery floss on silk net. Bodice lined with lightly boned taffeta has sleeves cut in T-shape kimono style. Gunmetal bead trim attached in the Luneville or tambour method.
Dress Paul Poiret, 1912 - beautiful Edwardian sleeveless gown with a cream bodice, wide red velvet waist, embroidered pink silk chiffon over gold velvet ankle-length skirt over a black velvet floor length skirt with gold trim.
1911 photo of Louise Cromwell Brooks an American socialite considered to be Washington's most beautiful young women. She is shown here in 1911 at the age of 21 wearing a most fashionable ensemble. She was married to General Douglas MacArthur from