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Dancing at the Cosmopolitan Club

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During the 1920s, scores of nightclubs opened in London’s West End, offering socialites of the day a place to be seen while dancing to the new Jazz from America.  Dancing dresses at the time were simply cut, but heavily embellished and made from luxurious silks and velvets.  This sleeveless dancing dress is made from silk chiffon over a silk organza under dress.  The slim sheath beneath is made from peach silk organza.  The over dress is made from cream colored silk chiffon with Art Nouveau floral pattern in peach, mint green, and red.  The neckline is richly beaded with frosted blush beads.  A pleated cummerbund sits low on the hips and is beaded on the sides.  Bias panels sewn into the side seams add extra flounce for dancing.  A snake bracelet in pink beads and a headband in pink beads and pearls complete the ensemble.

This fashion is a complete one of a kind and is largely hand sewn.  Because of its loose shape, it will fit most 12″ dolls.

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