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January 29, 2010

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Becky D

Wow, if I'd not read the topic, I might have glanced at this dress and thought it Native American at first! Love the gold color.

FIDM Museum

I can definitely see what you're talking about! Though Egyptomania was particularly popular around 1923, there was definitely a generalized interest in non-western cultures during this period. Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Eastern European decorative traditions were all mined for their motifs, colors, etc. Definitely an interesting time for fashion!

FIDM Museum

For a run-down on Egyptomania in film, check out this post on Worn Through: http://www.wornthrough.com/2010/02/02/cleopatra-egyptian-fashion-in-film/

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