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Mme de Polignac, 1918
Walking suit, ca 1914
Below:
(Left) Afternoon dress, ca 1917
(Right) Dress, ca 1918
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Walking suit, ca 1914

Below:

(Left) Afternoon dress, ca 1917

(Right) Dress, ca 1918

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 2:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Hat from JW Robinson Co, ca 1917 US (Los Angeles), FIDM Museum & Galleries
Day dress from Harvey Nichols, ca 1916 London, FIDM Museum & Galleries
JW Robinson Co (usually called “Robinson’s) was a department store chain headquartered in Los Angeles, with locations across Southern California, Arizona and the Gulf Coast of Florida.  It was founded in 1881 and closed in 1991.
Harvey Nichols is a department store chain with locations in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Dublin, Riyadh, Kuwait and Hong Kong.  The company was founded by Benjamin Harvey in 1831 as a linen store.  When he died the shop was passed on to his daughter, who entered into a partnership with Colonel Nichols, who sold luxury items such as oriental rugs and silk.  The current London flagship was opened in 1880 and added on to in 1932.  I don’t think they sell dresses like this today, but they totally should.

Hat from JW Robinson Co, ca 1917 US (Los Angeles), FIDM Museum & Galleries

Day dress from Harvey Nichols, ca 1916 London, FIDM Museum & Galleries


JW Robinson Co (usually called “Robinson’s) was a department store chain headquartered in Los Angeles, with locations across Southern California, Arizona and the Gulf Coast of Florida.  It was founded in 1881 and closed in 1991.

Harvey Nichols is a department store chain with locations in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Dublin, Riyadh, Kuwait and Hong Kong.  The company was founded by Benjamin Harvey in 1831 as a linen store.  When he died the shop was passed on to his daughter, who entered into a partnership with Colonel Nichols, who sold luxury items such as oriental rugs and silk.  The current London flagship was opened in 1880 and added on to in 1932.  I don’t think they sell dresses like this today, but they totally should.

(Source: blog.fidmmuseum.org)

Evening dress, ca 1917 US, LACMA
Shoes by F Pinet, ca 1919 France, LACMA
Shoes, ca 1918 Paris, LACMA
Shoes, ca 1918 Paris, LACMA
Costume design for the Ballet Russes production of Cléopâtre, by Sonia Delaunay, 1918, LACMA

Costume design for the Ballet Russes production of Cléopâtre, by Sonia Delaunay, 1918, LACMA

Evening dress, 1916-18 France (probably), the V&A Museum
This silhouette was common in fashion illustrations and cartoons but not in real life.

Evening dress, 1916-18 France (probably), the V&A Museum

This silhouette was common in fashion illustrations and cartoons but not in real life.

Shoes by Pietro Yantorny, 1913-18 France, the Met Museum
Evening dress by Lucile, ca 1917, FIDM Museum

Evening dress by Lucile, ca 1917, FIDM Museum

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