Evening dress and coatEvening dress and coat
Bergdorf Goodman, New York
ca. 1925

This ensemble was purchased at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. The simple lines were achieved through highly sophisticated cutting and assembling techniques. Note the joining of the silk velvet with the tulle in the dress to create the slightly flaring hemline.

Hidden from view are wine stains and cigarette burns, which bear evidence to the increased use in public of alcohol and tobacco by women during this period. Cigarette advertisements targeted women with special promotions and promises of weight loss.

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Wiley Jenkins

LSM #1970.016a-b