1925 Elspeth Champcommunal Haute-Couture Metallic Gold Lame Silk Flapper Dress | From a collection of rare vintage evening dresses and gowns at https://www.1stdibs.com/fashion/clothing/evening-dresses/
Skirt suit, Elspeth Champcommunal for Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designer, 1942. This is a good example of a Utility Suit. The simplification and economy of material match the conditions laid down by the Board in relation to the manufacture of civilian clothing during the Second World War of 1939-1945.
Evening dress 1925 Elspeth Champcommunal metallic gold-lame and champagne silk-chiffon dress. The lame has a floral embroidered pattern. The dress has layered handkerchief skirting and scalloped art-deco work. Garment slips over head with no additional closures. Elspeth Champcommunal was a British fashion designer and the first editor of Vogue in Britain. She was influential as a designer in her own right in Paris, later taking on the role of chief designer of Worth Side 3