Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy - Erté Dress 1925

When I was in design school, I was often inspired by the details in Erté's designs. This frock, from 1925, is fashioned of purple crepe de chine which has been ingeniously shirred in varying directions on the bodice of the dress. The cocoon sleeves are held in place with orange ribbons and are completely detachable.