Evening dress, Worth, 1893. Yellow silk satin. Low, wide neckline embroidered w/silver-colored cord & rhinestones, trimmed w/silk fabric flowers at front. Pattern pieces create illusion of bodice wrapping right over left. Sleeves are gold silk velvet & crepe. Self-fabric skirt embroidered w/silver-colored cord, gold-colored beads, sequins, and rhinestones. Lower edge of skirt bordered w/twisted garland of 2 shades of yellow crepe and backed w/gold velvet. Long train. Chicago History Museum
FOUR EVENING GARMENTS, 1930s | May 9, 2017 Sturbridge, Massachusetts | Green printed chiffon, bias cut, green silk crepe slip, B 32", W to 26", H to 36", L 57"
Another of our all time favourite blouses, this is a Classic 40’s shape with a revere collar, large buttons to the front and short sleeves with tiny button detail on the cuff. The beautiful 40’s Crepe de Chine fabric is soft to the touch and easy care too, and is a 100% natural fibre, no synthetic yarn or Lycra in any of our garments.
Let us switch to, uh... to some poetry, hm? "There was an old man from the Cape, who made himself garments of crepe. When asked: will they tear? He replied: Here and there, but they keep such a beautiful shape!" That's right. Go ahead, smile, it's funny. That's right.