Black Beaded Chiffon Dress, 1926
This sleeveless chiffon dress has a low scoop neckline featuring an intricate design of rhinestones and cut-glass bugle beads. The same trim outlines the elongated waistline and fans upward on the bodice in an art deco butterfly design.
We’ve been watching the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby in anticipation of the movie’s release, which was just pushed back to Summer 2013. In the movie, costume designer, Catherine Martin, takes a few liberties to modernize the flamboyant style of the 1920s. How do you think this dress from our collection compares to the black sequined gown featured in the trailer?
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