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Ardeco

Designed using the strong “streamlined” influence of the Art Deco period, epitomized by the plunging back line, detailed bodice work and long flowing skirt usually cut on the bias. This gave the skirt fullness and the effect of slinking when you walked. Felt batts and tissue chiffon silk. Hand painted bodice detail.       […]

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Bebe Baby

Bebe Baby

A representation of the gown Bebe Daniels wore in the opening scene of 42nd Street, designed by Orry Kelly. This gown’s fabulous collar with extended shoulders is a classic example of the space look that was just starting to develop, with Flash Gordon being a popular comic and then “film serial” of the time. Felt […]

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Art Deco Period

Art Deco is generally defined as the period of design between the world wars. This varies from place to place as the world was much bigger in those days and trends were slower to spread than they are today. For example, Art Deco buildings, often known as P&O buildings here, were still being built well […]

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