Not currently on display at the V&A

Dress Fabric

1936 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Floral printed fabrics held a prominent place in fashionable women's wear in the 1930s. Detailed, naturalistic representations were less favoured than flowers drawn with a freedom of line and form closely allied to contemporary movements in the fine and graphic arts.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Printed silk satin
Brief description
Dress fabric of silk satin, made by Bianchini Fériér, Lyon, 1936
Physical description
Dress fabric of silk satin printed with a repeat of tulips, in pink, yellow and blue, on a black background.
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
Credit line
Given by the Manchester Design Registry
Summary
Floral printed fabrics held a prominent place in fashionable women's wear in the 1930s. Detailed, naturalistic representations were less favoured than flowers drawn with a freedom of line and form closely allied to contemporary movements in the fine and graphic arts.
Bibliographic reference
Webb & Bower / Michael Joseph, Thirties Floral Fabrics, V&A Colour Books
Collection
Accession number
T.419-1980

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Record createdJanuary 14, 2004
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