Net Top With Embroidery With Birds and Flowers, very elegant, has a Paris/New York label. A little about this haute couture duo of sisters that started in Paris is 1899.Born in the South of France and educated in Paris, the sisters Sylvie and Jeanne Boué founded the first French haute couture house in New York on 13 West 56th Street. The house of Boué Soeurs, established by the sisters in 1899, was originally based in Paris at 9 rue de la Paix but when World War I intensified the sisters decided to move their business to more peaceful shores. They had their heyday in the 1920s, when their styles were widely popularized in trade and fashion magazines. The firm was most known for creating dresses for court occasions, balls and other formal events. Many of these dresses were decorated with their renowned ribbon work. At one point in their highly successful career, Boué Soeurs also had salons in London and Bucharest with collections that were presented at the Czar’s court of St. Petersburg and the Palace of the Khediva in Cairo. Their clientele included highly select French nobility, international Parisian society, and the leading actresses and courtesans of La Belle Époque. This elegant top bears the label and has fantastic embroidery, I see one small hole in the netting. Shoulder is 12" across, at the bottom front I see a small repair. It is 21" long, the underarm is 16" across as is the waist. It's made of netting with a lawn embroidered bodice.
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