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Evening Dresses: ca. 1911, Left - Jeanne Lanvin, embroidered silk chiffon and tulle lace with rose ornaments, Right - silk tulle and silk chiffon embroidered with beads, faux pearls and metallic cord. "...This [high-waisted] silhouette spread among designers, starting from Paul Poiret's "Lola Montez" dress in 1906. Distinctive, vivid colors on delicate materials such as silk chiffon were achieved in this period by use of synthetic dyes..."