Agnès-Drecoll. Robe d’après-midi en crêpe de Chine noir.

Agnès-Drecoll, Art Deco, fashion history, costume, haute couture, France

Robe d’après-midi en crêpe de Chine noir, 1932.


Robe d’après-midi en crêpe de Chine noir. Crêpe de Chine blanc au revers du corsage et au noue de la ceinture ainsi qu’aux poignets des manches, et en “passe-poil” au bas de jupe.

Agnès-Drecoll was a French haute couture house founded in Paris in 1931. It was formed from the fusion of Agnès (Mme Havet), founded around 1898, and Christopher Drecoll. The new shop was located at 24 place Vendôme, Paris. Christopher Drecoll had already merged with Beer in 1922 and formed Drecoll-Beer. In 1933, the business was bought back to form a new company called ADEC (Agnès-Drecoll et compagnie). The company Agnès-Drecoll was liquidated two years later; a new company was created in 1937. After the War, the house participates with many other fashion designers in the “Gratitude Train”, an event organized by the Chambre syndicale following the Théâtre de la Mode. The company finally ceased its activities in 1963.

Mrs. Havet, called “Madame Agnès”, was a former employee of the Doucet House. Around 1910 her address was 27 rue Louis-le-Grand, then she moved to 7 rue Auber.

Fin de siècle era, Art Nouveau, Art deco, Flapper fashion.

  1. Les Creations Parisiennes. La mode est un art.
  2. Le style parisien. Les elegances parisiennes 1915. by Lucien Vogel. (Art Nouveau. Fin de siècle, Belle Époque era.)
  3. Les Robes de Paul Poiret racontée par Paul Iribe, Paris 1908.
  4. Paris Fashion Designers in 1916.
  5. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Les elegances parisiennes 1915.
  6. Lotte Pritzel. Dolls for the showcase 1911.
  7. Les Chapeaux du Très Parisien Vol. 1., by G.P. Joumard. First edition 1921. (Flapper, Gatsby, Art deco era.)
  8. Les Chapeaux du Très Parisien Vol. 2,.G.P. Joumard. Second edition 1922.
  9. Les créations parisiennes. La mode est un art. Published 1929. (Flapper, Gatsby, Art deco era.)
  10. STYL 1922-1924. German Fashion Magazine. (Berlin Roaring twenties. Flappers, Art deco era.)
Note:  Costume Model of “Tristesse” by Couturier Nanteuil.

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