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    Sale 5286

    Twentieth Century Fashion & Accessories

    21 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    JEAN PATOU, A RUSSIAN-STYLE DRESS, EARLY 1920s

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    JEAN PATOU, A RUSSIAN-STYLE DRESS, EARLY 1920s
    a rare and dramatic dress, with a fire-red silk crepe Russian style tunic over black silk velvet skirts, the full sleeves tapering to narrow wrists, labelled, the label also stamped 'JTH150'


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    Jean Patou was very much influenced by the costume and embroideries of Eastern Europe, as were many of his contemporaries. The rich textile heritage was brought to the attention of fashionable Paris by the influx of Russian refugees, many of whom found employment in the fashion industry. His gowns of the 1920s show debts to Greek, Russian and Balkan traditions.

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