Ethnic Inspiration ~ 1920s

This is a dress and jacket from the House of Madame Babani.  Babani was located in Paris, on the rue haussmann, in the heart of the shopping district.  Babani was to Paris what Liberty was to London, selling a mix of fabrics, home decor and fashion, much of it inspired by the East, and all of it “Bohemian” in nature.   She was known for her embroidered silk velvets, which look to be a variation on the stenciled silks that were produced by Fortuny around the same time,  This set is gold metallic thread embroidered on gold silk velvet, and is very  representative of the type of garment made and sold at Babani.

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