Agnès Drecoll Haute Couture Evening Dress Circa 1932 France
Rare evening dress from Agnès Drecoll designer house in black silk crepe and metallic sequins from the 1930s. Straight crew-neck dress with long sleeves flaring from the hips by pleated flares cut in the bias forming a small train on the back. Elegant yoke with buttoned flap on the chest and two large bows in applied and embroidered ribbons. Decorations of daisies patterns in embroidered metal paillons on the sleeves and chest. Unlined dress, with all its buttons on the cuffs and chest. Original sewn label which is woven in gold on cream taffeta background indicating Agnès Drecoll Paris 24 place Vendôme.Excellent condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 Front height 140 cm Back height 180 cm Shoulders 38 cm Sleeve 62 cm Chest 85 cm Waist 69 Hips 88 cm
Smart cut in biais from the hips and folded on the back. The bottom of the dress does not include hems because the flounces are folded and sewn inside the dress. The Agnès designer house appears in Paris around 1898, and its creator Mrs. Havet will be called "Madame Agnès" She is a former employee of the Doucet designer house. Aroud 1910, her address is at 27 rue Louis-le-Grand, then she moved to 7 rue Auber. Through the financier Georges Aubert, the house joins in 1931 Viennese fashion designer Christopher Drecoll installed in Paris and becomes Agnès-Drecoll, opening shop at 24 place Vendôme. Christopher Drecoll had already merged with the Beer designer house in 1922 and gave birth to the Drecoll-Beer designer house. In 1933, the business capital is acquired to form a new company named ADEC (Agnès-Drecoll and company). The Agnès-Drecoll company is put into liquidation two years later.
No defect. Perfect condition.