1960s Aubrey Beardsley print dress and HOODED CAPE xs | new spring
Ultra collectible Aubrey Beardsley dress and matching cape! Done in an natural cotton twill muslin with two panels of Aubrey Beardsley's prints on the front of dress and one on the back of the cape. These depict Edwardian era women in an art nouveau style. Velvet trim and softer velvet on the bodice. High empire waist and long skirt. Sleeves are bell shaped with slits. Bakc zipper. Then there is THE CAPE! The cape is amazing with four velvet buttons and loops, a HOOD and long shape that covers the dress. Unlined. A collector's set!
^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: Trivia by of Hollywood
Size on tag: none
Fits like: xs
Condition: Excellent Vintage: a tiny light brown mark at the back of cape
Empire Waist : 31"
Total length: 54"
Total length: 55"
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