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Evening Dress (back view), Weeks (French): 1910, French, silk/metal. "Associated with royalty

Evening Dress (back view), Weeks (French): 1910, French, silk/metal. "Associated with royalty and symbolizing beauty, immortality and exoticism, the peacock has long been a favorite motif of artists. Particularly during the Art Nouveau movement, designers incorporated the birds into their work, inspired by the creatures’ sinuous bodies and showy feathers. In this gown, by the little-known Parisian house of Weeks, both printed and embroidered peacock motifs enliven the skirt and bodice. The me...Mi

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