The Egyptian Revival in clothing and jewellery of the 1920s through early 60s, is yet another obsession on my list. I’ve always had an interest in Egyptian art history, so I love the fact that I get to wear a bit of it! When King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922, it started an Egyptian craze or ‘revival’ throughout the world. This had a great influence on fashion, jewellery and accessories. In a future post, I will deal with the Egyptian Revival in costume jewellery – so stay tuned!
Egyptian Print Dresses
I love Egyptian print dresses, don’t you? Egyptian novelty print dresses featuring hieroglyphs, hathors, eyes, sphinxes, etc. were very popular in the 1950s and early 60s. There was a wide variety of colours and styles of dresses, and the prints were always eye-catching and intriguing.
Let’s Have a Look!
My vintage Egyptian hieroglyph dress. Sorry for the crappy photos, I really need a better camera! Anyhow, since you can’t see the fabric well, I’ve used it as a background.