This is an image which is also a bit about the dawn of the 20th Century.
For those in need of a history snippet in the couture annals of Paul Poiret: As the 20th century began to evolve all areas of culture, it most certainly ushered in liberation for women’s wear. Enter, Paul Poiret. Born 1879 in Paris, France, when he began his couture house in 1903 he quickly became known as the Le Magnifique.
Popular especially with the Bohemians of that era, Poiret’s creations were primarily inspired by the Orient. [In the usage of “Orient”, one has to conjure all areas South and East of the European continent.]
As cited in the book, “The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute: Fashion” [Taschen Publications, 2002]:
“It was Paul Poiret who first put forward a new line of fashion that did not require the use of a corset.”
My study [from pages 424-425 of the aforementioned book] is not exact in color – as the photo clearly depicts a rather coppery pink dominating the evening gown of 1920. The gown itself was constructed of both silver lame and silk tulle, and accented with both silver and wood beading.