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1928 Boué Soeurs Court Presentatiion Dress Study photos:
































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All the photos above are from my study project on this dress at the Met, NYC in 1997.
My friend photographed for me while I studied.
That's me taking notes in photo #2.


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1925 Boué Soeurs Court Presentation Dress

Description Protocol regulated the formal attire for men and women who were to be presented at the Court of St. James in London, until the custom was ended in the 20th century. The long train emanating from the shoulders of this gown suggest it may have been worn to for a court presentation in the mid-1920s. An example of the silhouette known as a "robe de style," in which interior boning widens the skirt at either side, the dress was custom-made in the Boué Soeurs atelier. The lamé fabric, paired with a virtuoso examples of ribbon work, identify its couture origins. The elaborate craftsmanship of these elegant ornaments, arranged in a floral basket design, are a characteristic feature of gowns made by the Boué sisters.

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1928 Boué Soeurs Court Presentation Dress


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I'm simply in awe... thank you sophiejade for posting!

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Great topic! I'd heard of Callot sisters, but not the Boué sisters.

Here are comments left on a post on the FIDM blog:

I am the grand-daughter of Baroness d'Etreillis. I was born in 1945 so I knew my grandmother and great-aunt at the end of their lives. Sylvie Montegut, who was the creative force behind most of the designs, died of cancer in November of 1953 at the age of 81. Jeanne d'Etreillis, who opened and ran the stores, and took the collection to the courts of the crowned heads of Europe before World War I, died of congestive heart failure in June of 1957, also at 81. She had closed the business 3 months before she died.
I would be happy to answer your questions about Boue Soeurs and the two sisters who created the business from nothing more than their genius and their faith in themselves. Please send your questions to my email address below. I will tell you quite honestly if I don't know the answer to your question: I am a historian by training and I don't believe in making things up. I have advanced arthritis so if there is a bit of a delay in my answering your message it just means the arthritis is acting up.
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Posted by: Christine M. Roussel

I am the grandaughter of Sylvie Boue Montegut. Sylvie's son, Philippe, my father, told us many endearing stories of my grandmother and great aunt, who had both passed before I was born. Just to add to your information, the sisters were known as Les Irondelles de la Dentelle, for their work with lace. The rose that decorated many of their creations was their signature. You are probably already aware that my father contributed what he had left of their creations to The Metropolitan Museum's costume collection in New York.
All the best,
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Noir-Femme, thank you, that is fantastic and a moving glimpse into the lives of the artist sisters.

What beautiful work! This is what I love, it gives me chills to find historical fashion like this.

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Thanks so much for posting this! The workmanship is unlike anything today.

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Absolutely stunning!

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exquisite workmanship and styles...

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