Drécoll (French, founded 1900)
Length at CB (a): 42 1/4 in. (107.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Carter Marshall Braxton, 1980
Not on view
Seeking in the new cylindrical silhouettes to adorn flat planes with new designs associated with Art Deco, Drécoll developed a repertoire of motifs at once modern and decorative. Black cutouts are stitched by hand to a contrasting white dress. The design is even further integrated into the dress by the stitching's being hidden under the edge of the appliqué, thus making it appear a pieced rather than an applied patterning.
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