To celebrate the Met exhibition “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,” which runs through August 15th, this column will feature daily vintage finds from eBay that correspond to each of the six defining feminine styles—the Heiress, Gibson Girl, Bohemian, Patriots and Suffragists, Flappers and Screen Sirens—between the 1890s and 1940s.
This week all five of our daily picks will be inspired by the “Screen Sirens” era. Check back often to be the first to nab a timeless look!
Starting bid: $249.99
This 1930s burgundy velvet evening gown lined with silk features a pleated bust, inverted diamond shaped bodice, and a small belt that ties in front.