1960s AUBREY BEARDSLEY print dress medium | new summer
Ultra collectible Aubrey Beardsley dress! Done in a cotton blend. Four panels of Aubrey Beardsley's prints on the front and back of skirt. These depict Edwardian era women in an art nouveau style. Solid black bodice, fitted waist and slim skirt with one side slit. Back metal zipper. Unlined. Belt not included.
^Beardsley was an English illustrator and author and was born 1872. Among the exhibitions that contributed to the revival of Art Nouveau in the 1960s, it was the one dedicated to the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 1966 that was the most successful, particularly with young people. Some people even saw in it the beginnings of underground culture. Reproductions in various media of the most famous works of this artist flooded onto the market, whilst the psychedelic idiom continued to spread. When this came together with the newly fashionable Art Nouveau, it had a great effect on the advertising graphics of the time; contemporary magazines provide us with an extensive overview of this.
Brand: Joan Curtis
Size on tag: none
Fits like: medium
Fabric: cotton blend
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Waist : 31"
Total length: 52"
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable