This amazing costume is my inspiration at present. It’s a party dress from the mid 1920s, thank you vintagetextile.com. A French
design, the gown is covered in rhinestone and crystal beads. Imagine how it feels when you move! My character of the moment, a teenager named Delilah Soams, will be wearing such a dress at house parties and dance halls in Columbus, Ohio, circa 1923.
Delilah is one of several independent females in my book who come into their own via determination and strength of character. She is the daughter of a French duchess and a Chicago industrialist, recently moved to small town Ohio after the mother’s mental illness brought too much scandal to their door.
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