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Woodrow and Edith Wilson; White House History (Number 32) - Photo 14

Woodrow and Edith Wilson; White House History (Number 32) - Photo 14

Photographer
Bruce White
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Credit
Bruce White for The White House Historical Association/Collection of the Woodrow Wilson House

Woodrow and Edith Wilson; White House History (Number 32) - Photo 14

This sleeveless evening dress, c. 1920–23, is from Mrs. Wilson’s fashionable postwar wardrobe. Styled in what was to be called the “flapper” mode, the flat straight silhouette was known as “androgenous.” It is made of black silk chiffon with fringe that moved with the motion of the wearer. Rhinestones and beads embellish the neckline, front skirt, and bodice.

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