Gloria

inspiration: 1920’s, Gloria Swanson, Louise Brooks
materials: beaded chantilly lace, silk charmeuse
colors: white lined in ivory, chamagne, or silver-blue
price: 1800

The flapper styles of the roaring twenties signaled a new freedom for women. Liberated from the constraints of corsets, women opted for loose-fitting straight silhouettes with drop waists, and for the first time hemlines rose above the ankles. However, they made up for the simplicity of design by using lavish materials. This modern take on a 1920’s style dress is made of three different exquisitely beaded french chantilly laces, including one by Solstiss, who made princes Kate’s lace. A hand beaded band of lace forms the drop waist, edged with pearls. The bottom portion of the skirt is removable, converting into a flirty cocktail dress to jitterbug the night away in. Not for the faint of heart, this dress is perfect for the woman who wants to celebrate her wedding Great Gatsby style. Dress is fully lined in silk charmeuse; shown lined in silvery blue for an icy effect, also available lined in champagne for a warmer look or ivory for a more traditional wedding dress.

Posted in 2011 | Retrospective. RSS 2.0 feed.

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