With the 1920s came a sense of female emancipation that encouraged a new equality between the sexes. Many proclaimed their independence by forsaking past fashions for new vogues that displayed shorter hemlines, tubular tops, and an overall slender silhouette. Evening dresses were lavish designs made with rich fabrics and often ornamented with glass beads, metallic laces and glittering embroidery.
silk chiffon, velvet, glass bead, sequinsGift of the Department of Theatre, Davidson College 2009.60.40
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH