1910's Henriette Favre Paris Couture Embroidered Net-Lace Fringed Jacket
A magnificent and ultra rare Henriette Favre haute couture embroidered black net-lace jacket dating back to the mid 1910's. Only a handful of her garments seem to exist; a few gorgeous gowns located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume collection and a beautiful evening coat at the Fashion Archives Museum in Pennsylvania. Henriette Favre had a storefront at 5 Rue de la Paix, Paris and also imported to the United States through Wanamaker’s, a famous high-end department store at the time. Henriette Favre was included amongst such fashion designers as the House of Worth, Paquin, Doucet and Drecoll from Vienna. Favre had established herself as a premiere designer by 1900. She dressed Alexandra of Denmark, Queen of the United Kingdom from 1901 to 1910.
This jacket is an extraordinary wearable example of Edwardian beauty and a special find for the serious collector. We added many pictures so you can appreciate the months of couture skill that went into this piece. The unique unstructured style is strikingly modern yet the abundance of handmade embroidered roses and soutache workmanship on the sheer net is a treasure trove of antique needle art. Just look at the breathtaking winged angel sleeves with bold tassel detail! The elegant silk fringed hemline channels the art nouveau sentiment so celebrated during this era. Though this garment would have been meant as an over dress-jacket, it can easily be styled with a bodysuit or pants quite flawlessly. An exceptional piece of wearable art!
Measurements Bust: 40 inches Hips: up to 50 inches Total Length: 47 inches
This Henriette Favre haute couture sheer net-lace jacket is in beautiful wearable condition with no rips or alternations. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. Only sign of age is one small area of discoloration. Please message for detailed pictures. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today. Museum quality and appears to have been worn little if at all.