chiffon

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CHIFFON and METALLIC LACE EVENING DRESS, c. 1918.

White silk having sheer sleeveless V-neck bodice with silver lace trim and beaded back tassel over short sleeve bodice with wide silver lace band, vertical lace bands edge front and back looped panels over full skirt, pale pink silk lining, cloth flowers at waist

Beautiful in it’s simplicity! 

Let’s get serious now.

Can we, please, talk about how Chiffon was physically abused by her own mother because she looked like Lola?

About how she thought she wouldn’t make it out alive because she was beaten so often her injuries didn’t even have time to heal? And how she thinks of herself as some kind of heartless monster for not feeling sorry or horrified in the least when her husband declared he was going to murder her mother?

Because this is a rather deep issue, honestly.

And it nearly makes Judge look like a saint in comparison. Key word being nearly.

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WORTH BEADED LOTUS GOWN, EARLY 20th C.

Pink and cream silk chiffon layered over silver lamé, metallic lace hem studded with sequins, short sleeve bodice decorated with crossed stylized flowers in white, crystal and ombreéd pink beads, metallic lace insert under tulle, sleeves having cutouts edged in paste jewels, off-center beaded band with ombreéd tassel and three lotus flowers, chiffon underskirt edged in crystal beads, corset interior