The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion

The Art of Fashion: 1920’s Evening Gowns

Our collection of beaded and embellished 1920s evening dresses stunningly illustrates the influences of the post-World War I Art Deco design, the Paris avant-garde, haute couture designers and artists, and the artisan embroiderers who made such creations possible. The Cavalcade Collection features a large collection of stunning 1920s beaded and embroidered evening dresses.

At this presentation Cavalcade will take the audience on a journey back in time to the 1920s, a decade of elegant fashion, liberated women and inspired designers, artists and artisans. Featured will be some of Cavalcade’s finest beaded and embellished 1920s evening dresses and stunning capes.

Hear about these design influences, the embroidery ateliers and the techniques of machine and hand beading. The gowns, on hangers, will be walked through the audience during the presentation by white gloved assistants so audience members can get a closer look at the details of these gowns.

Photo: Marjorie Florence Smith c1925. Timeline Photography