This was such a rare and amazing find. I bought this dress about a year ago. I was tipped off by Rhia (who’s also contributing to this blog), I recall, about a late 20’s – early 30’s evening gown at a local flee market and ofcourse I had to go check it out.
Surprisingly the dress was a perfect fit despite being a tad bit too short. The dress has a beautiful smocking detail on the neckline and sleeves and it looks as if it were only worn once or twice.
The fabric is a gorgeous silk changeant-taffeta waved in lavender and red. The fabric has a very special feature to it for it has at the same time moire and jacquard weave to it. Moire looks like billowing water and jacquard is a pattern (large dots in this case) generated by changing the weave of on the fabric.
The gloves on the first photo are modern and the cigarette holder was a gift with my name carved on it. Ps. I don’t smoke