Super chic 1920s dress! A classic shift style with long sleeves, a v-neck, and a hip flounce with a bow. But the real star of this dress is the fabric! The textile — featuring a gold brocaded fruit print — was designed by Michel Dubost for Ducharne, a French silk weaver that supplied many couturiers of the 1920s and 30s. In fact, Madeleine Vionnet used this exact fabric in 1925. I don’t think this is a Vionnet piece — it’s a lovely dress, but the construction isn’t really couture level. It’s possible the dress is a Vionnet adaptation (basically a licensed knockoff made for American department stores) but most likely it’s just made from the same fabric.
FITS LIKE: S
FLAWS: mends to both underarms. Repairs on the back on the shoulder and set. Repairs and unevenness to the draped part of the hem. Some loose stitches in the smocked shoulders. Overall it’s sturdy, ready to wear, and presents great.