Evening ensemble, Nabob

Evening ensemble, Nabob

Evening ensemble
Nabob
About 1927
London
Silk georgette, the belt embroidered with metal thread
Museum no. T.144&A,C-1967
Given by Miss Emilie Grigsby

Skirts with handkerchief points were particularly fashionable in the late 1920s. They were forerunners of the longer skirts that became generally accepted by 1929. Soft, light-silk fabrics proved ideal for this bias-cut flowing style. Diaphanous silks were usually worn with matching petticoats, or laid over the foundation of the dress. The few garments designed by Nabob in the V&A's collection are made from imported 'exotic' materials.