Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dress of the Day - July 25, 2011

Dress of the Day: Chanel, Evening Dress (late 1920s). This dress is typical of 1920s flapper style, with dropped waist accentuated by large bow. Notice how the long ends of the bow dip almost to the floor, an example of how designers in this period employed assymetry. They often used the space in between the upper calf and the ground as a blank canvas in which to create interesting shapes and movements of fabric.
Thinking ahead to fall, this red cotton velvet number seems perfect for the season!

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