This evening dress is cut on the straight – rather unusual for Vionnet at that time. Made of oyster-white silk crepe, it is overlaid with a draped fringe that flows over the body and cascades down the side, giving a most alluring and chic touch
A full length evening dress of white organza and net with appliquéd stylised swallow motif across skirt. The sleeveless bodice fastens behind with a row of attached diamanté bow brooches and two long bands of tulle which fall to the floor.
In contrast to the dinner suit's hard, masculine elegance, evening dresses of the mid- to were softer and more feminine. Perhaps as a response to the reality of war, designers cast a nostalgic look to past styles