Callot Model of Black Satin and Lace. Paris Spring Season 1913.
Evening Dress, Black Satin. Draped skirt, sash draped around hips and waist with end in front held with handsome green buckle, green stones and tipped with gold. Black chiffon with black lace at feet. Gold and black lace for shoulder and waist with a deep shawl drapery of black lace flouncing edged with a band of gold lace, also forms sleeves.
Reproductions of model gowns exhibited by Haas brothers, for the spring season of 1913 with shops in New York (303-305 Fifth Avenue) and Paris (13 Rue des Pyramides)
Founded in 1895 in the Rue Taitbout, Paris, of the four sisters Marie Callot Gerber, Marthe Callot Bertrand, Regina Callot Tennyson-Chantrell and Josephine Crimont Callot. Her mother taught her the art of lace making.
The oldest of the sisters, Marie, was a trained dressmaker who had previously worked in renowned tailors, as Raudnitz and Co., at that time one of the leading tailors in Paris. They used initially old lace and ribbons and decorated so that blouses and lingerie. The success of the then ceased, they led the move to a bigger building and an extension of their collection.
Their fashion was working very complicated and costly. They used one of the first fashion designer, even more exotic materials such as gold and silver lamé, a fabric woven with metallic threads, which achieved a metallic effect. In addition, they provided the clothes, with most exquisite embroidery for an illustrious, international clientele.
In the ’20s, Callot Soeurs was one of the leading Parisian fashion houses. In the 30′s and 40′s, the market was fought very strongly, Worth, Coco Chanel, ect. so that they compete with their elaborate creations had become unmanageable. In 1952, the fashion house has been closed.
Callot Model of Chiffon and Taffeta. Paris Spring Season 1913.
Afternoon Dress of White Satin. Clouded with blue Callot chiffon. Overskirt draped to match chiffon. Old blue taffeta coat with belt and sash. Tassels of silk and beads to match taffeta. Garniture of same and long tassels. White tulle and soft folds of net. Published by Haas brothers. Cocktail dress créateur couturier Callot Soeurs.
Callot Model of Moire Crepe Gilda. Paris Spring Season 1913.
Theatre Gown of Besnard Color Moire Crepe Gilda. Skirt draped. Buttons to match material. Beads and silk embroidery at foot of skirt. Deep girdle of material. Waist of ecru shadow lace. Sleeves trimmed with two deep ruffles of same lace. Wide ribbon to match material with a loop and two ends and bouquet. Narrow gold lace at neck. Coat embroidered as bottom of skirt. Buttons to match. Published by Haas brothers. Créateur couturier Callot Soeurs.
Callot Model of Taffeta and Silk Voile. Paris Spring Season 1913
Afternoon Dress. Underskirt with fold of purple taffeta, also belt to match. Overskirt of silk voile, black panel and side sash of taffeta. Voile over white lace for waist. Taffeta back and front of waist, edged with embroidery to match. Buckle and buttons to match taffeta, edged with gold embroidery down front of skirt. Published by Haas brothers. Cocktail dress by couturier Callot Soeurs.
Callot Model of Blue Crepe Chinois. Paris Spring Season 1913. Afternoon Gown, Callot Blue Crepe Chinois, Satin underskirt to match with a deep fold of material draped over skirt held up with black silk tassels. Vest and under cuffs of cream net top lace. Black Satin belt and bow and white buckle. White Satin, Vest and front of skirt with buttons and buttonholes. White crochet buttons dotted to match material. Cocktail dress by couturier Callot Soeurs. Published by Haas brothers.
Callot Soeurs Model of Black Lace. Paris Spring Season 1913.
Dinner Gown of Black Satin, Sash ends at foot of skirt. Overskirt of black net and two flounces of black Point d’Sprit lace. Waist of same lace as skirt over white lace, which forms shoulder and sleeves. Orange velvet ribbon outlines yoke and a handsome large flower. Published by Haas brothers.
Callot Dress of Chinese Crepe. Paris spring season 1913.
Afternoon Cocktail dress of Chinese Crepe, Draped skirt by couturier Callot Soeurs. Lining of flesh color silk. Waist of grey chiffon over flesh color silk. Front of corsage and skirt embroidered in grey. Shawl collar of same embroidery on chiffon. Sash of grey chiffon embroidery on ends. Published by Haas brothers.
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