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Elegant haute couture tea or dinner dress, ca. 1908. Label: Paris, 3. Rue de la Paix * Paquin * London, 39. Dover Street. Jeanne Paquin, also known as Madame Paquin (b. 1869; † 1936) was one of the first women fashion designers. She helped define the fashion scene of her time for over three decades. After training as a dressmaker in the Paris fashion salon of Christoph Drecoll, Jeanne Paquin founded her own fashion house at 3. Rue de la Paix in 1891, and her clients included celebrities such as the Queen of Belgium and Wallis Simpson. She was known for luxurious evening gowns in delicate, finely coordinated colors, fur-trimmed suits and coats, and a collection of tango dresses that caused a sensation in 1913.
This dress is a dream of lace and net tulle. Made to be worn on hot summer days or balmy summer evenings. The antique dress is a two-piece consisting of a top and skirt. Hanging elements, braided sections, handmade bobbin lace, embroidered roses and net tulle have been combined to create a unique creation. Half-length sleeves, long train of the skirt. The dress is a so-called "overdress", which could be worn over different colored undergarments. Thus, the dress could be adapted to the occasion. Silk belt, which is a correspondence to the endings of the sleeves. Excellent condition. A few very few small stains; a few seams are open. The decoration and the petticoat are not included.
Brust/Bust: ~ 90 cm
Taille/Waist: ~ 60 m
Länge vorne/Front Length: ~ 140 cm
Länge hinten/Back Length: ~ 180 cm