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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Lyon (made)

  • Date:

    1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bianchini-Férier (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed silk crêpe de chine

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Manchester Design Registry

  • Museum number:

    T.414-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This crepe de chine dress fabric is printed with a repeat of flowers in red, white and green, on a black background. Floral printed fabrics held a prominent place in every smart woman's wardrobe in the 1930s. Motifs floating on a plain ground worked admirably; navy, black and brown background colours were perennially in vogue. The use of floral decoration on cloth was hardly new but the flowers of the 1930s blossomed with fresh life and vigour. Detailed, naturalistic representations in the traditional manner were replaced with a freedom of line and form closely allied to contemporary movements in the fine and graphic arts.

Physical description

Dress fabric of silk crêpe de chine. It is printed with a repeat of flowers in red, white and green, on a black background.

Place of Origin

Lyon (made)

Date

1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Bianchini-Férier (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed silk crêpe de chine

Descriptive line

Dress fabric of printed silk, designed and made by Bianchini-Férier, Lyon, 1935

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Webb & Bower / Michael Joseph, Thirties Floral Fabrics, V&A Colour Books

Materials

Crepe de Chine

Techniques

Screen printing

Categories

Fashion; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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