Babani Brown Lamé Embroidered Tunic, circa 1925, France. photo The Way We Wore
Measurements: Bust - 40"; Waist - 42"; Hips - 45"; Around Hem - 46"; Length - C.F. to Hem - 38.5"; Shoulder to hem - 43" - Sold
Madame Babani maintained a prominent Paris shop in the 1920's. Her garments have been compared to Fortuny but BABANI utilized brighter embroidered fabrics and favored the Japanese influence. This piece is a great examples of Art Deco and Japonism, circa 1925. This extraordinary hand embroidered Babani dress is fashioned of brown and gold deco lame with a Japanese inspired hand-embroidered multi-colored silk bouquets. Decorative hand stitching around the sides and hem.
A dress very similar to this was exhibited in 1993 in "The Shapes of Fashion Exhibition" sponsored by The Fashion Foundation of Japan.
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