Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

1920s Raoul Dufy style Silk Velvet Dress

US$1,600

About

This is a lovely blue silk afternoon dress from the mid-1920s. The sheer base fabric is embellished from the bust to the knees and around the lower arms with beautiful chestnut-brown voided velvet. The velvet is cut in an abstract geometric pattern very much so in the style of Poiret's favorite textile designer Raoul Dufy. The dynamic effect of the velvet pattern is heightened by the raised texture of the silky nap, which allows light to shimmer over it and turn it to burnished copper against the matte silk. The line of the hips is accented with little jeweled chains to add some definition to the body's shape, while the rest of the dress hangs smoothly from the shoulders. A doubled layer of the silk around the scoop neckline falls into a large, drapey bow, and the full sleeves are gathered into silk cuffs. The tea-length hem and modest styling are balanced by the sheer fabric and open neckline. This dress was not meant as formalwear in the 1920s, but the sumptuous materials make it a perfect choice for going out today. The fabric is stung and wearable, please note the photos in regards to condition. No matter how you choose to wear it, you can revel in its comfortable shape, excellent construction, and stunning design.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Width: 44 in. (111.76 cm)Length: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Marked Size: M (US)
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please note the small spots and holes as photographed on this garment. Piece is priced accordingly due to the rare nature of the textile.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BV3ON249 BV_3ON2491stDibs: LU16129803122

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in New York, NY
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2013
1stDibs seller since 2015
710 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Pretty Vintage Fuchsia + Pink Purple 1970s 70s Raw Silk Dress w/ Angel Sleeves
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful 1970s raw silk + chiffon dress! Vibrant fuchsia color, with purple gray chiffon angel sleeves. Flattering empire waist on this maxi dress. Elastic at waist, and at sleeve c...
Category

1970s Cocktail Dresses

Chic Vintage 1960s Floral Watercolor Print A - Line 60s Colorful Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic 1960s watercolor floral dress! Beautiful vibrant colors of pink, purple, blue, green, and white, forming a wonderful floral watercolor print! Jackie-O style, with a high neck co...
Category

1960s Cocktail Dresses

Purple and Silver Metallic 1960s Vintage A - Line Incredible 60s Fringe Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Cutest vintage 1960s purple and silver metallic fringed A - Line dress! Flattering pleats at each bust, with a tailored bodice and full A-Line skirt. Features a silver metallic lurex...
Category

1960s Cocktail Dresses

Chic Vintage Navy Blue and White Hand Painted Polka Dot Sleeveless Ruched Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage navy blue and white hand painted flirty spaghetti strap midi dress! Features a flattering ruched bodice and a forgiving full skirt. Layers of the skirt give the perfect ...
Category

Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

1960s Royal Blue and White Star Print A - Line Novelty Vintage 60s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing 1960s royal blue and white star print A - Line dress! Hidden zipper up th eback with hook-and-eye closure. Great with boots, wedges, sandals, heels, flats or boots. Looks fan...
Category

1960s Cocktail Dresses

Beautiful 1970s Purple Lavender Ethnic Batik Print High Neck Vintage Midi Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous 70s ethnic batik print high neck purple / lilac long sleeve ombre midi dress / gown! Features a fitted soft stretch jersey bodice, with a full metallic semi sheer chiffon sk...
Category

1970s Cocktail Dresses

Chic 1960s Purple Italian Rayon Hand Crochet Vintage Semi Sheer 60s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutely wonderful 1960s purple Italian rayon hand crochet knee length dress! The construction on this hard-to-find beauty is impeccable! Completely sewn by hand, with an expert ey...
Category

1960s Cocktail Dresses

Anonymous Couture 1990s Black Purple Size 6 Metallic Cut Silk Velvet Lurex Gown
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage 90s anonymous couture grade black + purple metallic cut-out silk velvet lurex gown! Shines with multi colors that give off a purple sheen. Insanely well made, with ...
Category

1990s Evening Gowns

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery