Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dress of the Day - July 19, 2011

Dress of the Day: Augusta Bernard, Evening dress (c. 1933). This silk crepe satin and velvet gown is characteristic of 1930s glamour and sensuality, with plunging back. This French designer's label was the eponymous Augustabernard, and her successful line of clothing was imported by Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Thurn for the American market. The magenta bow is placed over panels of the shell pink satin, which are made full by shirring, one of Bernard's signature techniques.

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