Tassel Hem Skirt
In the 1600s, if you didn’t have tassels you might as well be dead, mon chéri.
And not just any old tassels. French tassels made by the French passamentiers. Oh yes, you had to have the right tassels in order to clarify your elite status. God forbid a comté be confused with a marquisat.
We’ve left all the bourgeoisie refineries and kept the tassels in creating something far more flirty and fun than stuffy French nobility.
In fact, this tasseled skirt would have gotten you tossed out of court for its casual inappropriateness.
Only later, while strolling the grounds and twirling amongst the tulips and nasturtiums, would you be accosted by the duchess and begged for the identity of your skirt maker.
This would undoubtedly begin a long and adventurous friendship that left many an outing, and men, in its wake.
The Tassel Hem Skirt (No. 5138). Slight sheer poly chiffon and fully lined in a sublime peach colored cotton. Self-fabric waistband. Tassels along entire sweep, alternating colors in salmon, ivory and seafoam green. Invisible zipper on wearer's left.