Fashionable Dress, November, 1927

Here’s another beauty from Evelyn Browne, illustrator for Fashionable Dress magazine.

In the last cover I showed that was done by Browne, I commented on how well she conveyed the feel of the fabric.  I’d be interested to hear what the coat fabric looks like to you.

Illustrator:  Evelyn Browne

Copyright:  Not known.  The Fashionable Dress Publishing Company (1915-1930)  was absorbed by Fashionist in 1931.


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14 responses to “Fashionable Dress, November, 1927

  1. rose

    I am thinking it has to be Persian Lamb! 🙂 Happy New Year !


  2. Danette

    Persian lamb and mink sleeves. Satin cloche. Gorgeous!!


  3. I immediately thought cut velvet. Probably an odd choice with those mink cuffs, but… I’d like to wear that!


  4. mei

    Definitelygood ol’ caracul!


  5. My first thought was burn-out velvet or maybe flocked satin.


  6. Looks like a flocked type fabric made from sumptuous velvet or similar. Definitely something luxurious to go with those amazing fur cuffs. Oh what style! I love the hat too. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  7. Looks like my grandmother’s Persian wool coat with fancy fur cuffs. Happy New Year.


  8. The cuffs must be mink, and the coat immediately looked like cut velvet to me. Very handsome!


  9. My first thought as well was a flocked velvet material. Persian lamb is a good call too!


  10. Thanks for the responses. I immediately thought Persian lamb as well, but then on second thought, I began to see cut velvet which was so popular during the 20s.


  11. The coat screams “devore (with an acute accent on that final ‘e’) velvet” to me.

    Happy new year!


  12. Christina

    The coat looks fluid enough to be devore´ velvet. Astrakhan fur was very expensive and luxurious but imitation astrakhan fur was also being manufactured at this time. I have seen illustrations from the early part of the 1920’s where astrakhan (astrakan) fur – real or imitation – is used as a lining as here and you see it used as a trim during that decade.


  13. April

    Just wanted to add my two cents! Love the picture! I believe it is broadtail lamb trimmed with sable! Broadtail is often described as having a silky texture and fine moiré or watered-silk pattern. I consider the trim sable, because of the ‘white tipping’ in the photo. I thought the ‘tipping’ was to illustrate the silvery sheen or lack of pigmentation on the gaurdhairs of sables!
    Both would be outrageously expensive (then and now) and compliment each other! And if I remember correctly, persian lamb was quite popular at this time and into the 40’s!
    Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!


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