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Evening coat early 1920s Vitaldi Babani (French, born Middle East, active 1895-1940) Silk, metal (hva)

Evening coat Vitaldi Babani (French, born Middle East, active Date: early Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Richard and Judith Webb, 2006 Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fortuny short velvet jacket stenciled with a lace pattern, 1920s. Circular sewn-in label: "Mariano Fortuny/Venise."

yes, I KNOW it's Fortuny. I would wear the hell out of this. Fortuny short velvet jacket stenciled with the lace pattern, Circular sewn-in label: "Mariano Fortuny/Venise.

Evening coat, Babani, 1915-20. Les Arts Decoratifs.

During April, Europeana Fashion will explore the history of couture, dedicating each week to a different less-known couturier. The first issue focuses on Vitaldi Babani, a textile importer turned i.

Evening Dress, Edward Molyneux: autumn/winter 1935, bias-cut velvet. "This work in the popular mermaid line style of the 1930s, is the triumph of Molyneux's golden age. The bias-cut fabric encases the body closely, and the gathers at the seams create a beautiful drape. In the 1930s, styles exposing feminine curves returned to fashion. Hair, which was short in the 1920s, became longer again, and previously knee-length skirts became by Divonsir Borges

Molyneux Dress - FW 1935 - by Edward Molyneux - Green velvet one-piece dress; bias cut - © The Kyoto Costume Institute - Photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

SEQUINED GREEN EVENING GOWN, LATE 1930s (back view) Olive green cotton net, sleeveless, low cut B, wide band of silver sequins for Hi collar, long skirt w/ pattern of sequined triangles at hem, heavy silk bias cut matching underdress

TULLE & SEQUIN EVENING GOWN, LATE - olive green silk, bias-cut gown with deep V- neck back. Sleeveless with shoulder straps. Silver sequins cover the triangular godet insets at the hemline & accent on either side of the back of the arm holes.