Franklin Simon Beaded Lace Dress
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Title: Franklin Simon Beaded Lace Dress
Creator: Franklin Simon & Co.
Date: 1912 (circa)
Description: Dress of light tan silk and lace with rhinestones and beading; many layers; bodice has 8.75 inch wide tan lace pieces that are draped over each shoulder from the waist in front to the waist in the back; asymmetrical bodice overlay in front and back of light tan silk jacquard in a geometric motif; lace inset at center front to fill in v-neckline made by lace shoulder pieces; center back placket of hooks, eyes, and snaps is covered by asymmetrical sash and bodice overlays; pleated sash of ivory metallic organza with coral silk trim at the top edge; hanging piece of light tan silk geometric jacquard coming down from sash on left side; diagonal overskirt of light tan silk geometric pattern jacquard, using selvages as edge finish at center front, draped into swag at center back behind knee level and caught with buckle covered in self-fabric; lace skirt with gold and white beads and rhinestones in large scallop pattern; bodice band of ivory silk satin with selvage finish at upper edge; bodice is lined with light peachy tan silk crepe; inner waistband of 4 inch wide ivory grosgrain with metal hook and eye closure; skirt is lined with light tan silk crepe, with a rounded slit opening at the center front hem. sleeves of off-white/golden metallic organza; waistline trim of coral silk; light tan silk chiffon; light tan silk voile; light tan satin; light tan net; off-white seam binding.
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