When I first acquired this dress, I could see it was a work of art. It wasn’t until the other day that I clicked on which artist it reminded me of … then it came to me! Aubrey Beardsley. I was shocked to find out he was English, had a notion that he was french, such a decorative fine style for the age. Very theatrical man and quite the eccentric!
Beardsley it is said was meticulous about his attire: dove-grey suits, hats, ties; yellow gloves. He would appear at his publisher’s in a morning coat and patent leather pumps.
Dress available now at extinct design vintage.
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