Premet Model of navy Needle Cord. Paris fashion 1913.

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Mdm. Premet Model of Needle Cord

Premet Model of navy Needle Cord. Paris fashion 1913.

Model No. 113.

One-piece dress of navy Needle Cord Cloth embroidered in black soutache and black buttons. Plain cloth belt and gold buckle and eyelets. Collar and sash of Roman colored silk. Beaded fringe to match sash and yoke of pleated net.
Published by Haas brothers, for the spring season, 1913.

Source: Haas brothers, for the spring season, 1913.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Premet Model of Faille de Laine. Paris spring season 1913.

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