Designed by Callot Soeurs / Dress / ca. 1924Designed by Callot Soeurs
ca. 1924

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Creator Name: Soeurs, Callot
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1895 - 1948
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Callot Soeurs
Title: Dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1922
Creation End Date: 1926
Creation Date: ca. 1924
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: wool, silk, metallic thread
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 41 1/2 in. (105.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1978.288.7ab
Credit Line: Gift of Julia B. Henry, 1978

In a reference to Persia, Callot Soeurs created a kind of artistic dress of the 1920s, stark in its tubular silhouette but ornamented on the surface. Despite the presence of decoration, for which they were perhaps best known at the time, Callot Soeurs practiced a disciplined modernism. This day dress with collarless tunic employs a vestigially Ottoman angled sleeve with narrow cuffs.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1978.288.7ab
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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