lauramcphee: Portrait of Willis Bock, 1928 (Umbo/Umbehr Otto)
Bands ol red and gold ornament the trousers of this tea gown of black lace, trimmed with flying fox. The sash is of red and gold also. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 19944, 12 May 1928, Supplement
The orthochromatic film used in early black and white cinema did a poor job of picking up yellow and red light spectrums. To make up for this deficit, actors had to be coated in highly contrasting colors in order to appear normal.
CHANTILLY LACE ROBE DE STYLE, Black Chantilly lace, skirt front back w/ cascade of silk ribbon flowers (lace fragile, small tears); 1915 embroidered gold lame and chiffon wedding train (chiffon disintegrating, lame stained gold faded to silver) poor.