Evening Gown, Callot Soeurs, Paris, France: ca. 1928, Silk charmeuse, pearl, metallic thread, and brooch. "Although the Callot Soeurs are almost forgotten today, their most illustrious protégé Madeleine Vionnet regarded them as outstanding dressmakers, far superior to Chanel. Vionnet once said, 'Without the example of the Callot Soeurs, I would have continued to make Fords. It is because of them that I have been able to make Rolls-Royces.'"