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#Fashion #History - Callot Soeurs Evening gown, c. 1928 Silk charmeuse, pearl, metallic thread Although the Callot Soeurs are almost forgotten today, their most illustrious protégé Madeleine Vionnet regarded them as outstanding dressmakers, far superior to Chanel. Vionnet once said, “Without the example of the Callot Soeurs, I would have continued to make Fords. It is because of them that I have been able to make Rolls-Royces.”

Evening coat Design House: House of Chanel Designer: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel Date: 1920s Culture: French Medium: silk Accession Number: 1986.30.1

Group of ladies at the Midwest Horse Show, c.1938, Chicago. This event was the pinnacle of the African American social scene in Chicago.

A sampling of what stylish non-flapper (or flappers during the day ;) ) gals were sporting in the early 1920s.