Evening dresses. Broderies de Maurice Lefranc. Paris 1917.

Maurice Lefranc, fashion, art-deco, costumes

Evening dresses 1917

Evening dresses. Broderies de Maurice Lefranc.

Paris Spring Season 1917.

Les ceintures prennent parfois une telle importance, qu ˈelles donnent à elles seules toute la note élégante de la robe. C’est ainsi que la figure,165, en tulle brodé blue et argent, est ornée de girandoles en perles d’argent qui recouvrent tout le corsage.
La figure 766 présente l’originalite d’une très belle ceinture brodée d’or qui forme traine.

Source: Les Élégances Parisiennes. Broderies de Maurice Lefranc.
Paris Spring Season 1917.

Note:  Japan Actress Sada Yacco in the role of Oriye and as Katsugari.

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