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EVENING GOWN

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage


About this object

A sleeveless yellow empire-style evening dress. The bodice has a diamond pattern created by yellow soutache with a tied knot at alternating intersections to create the design. The design is backed with a translucent organza. The bodice design is re-created in two bands in the skirt. The top band is five inches deep and the larger bottom band is ten inches deep. The diamond shapes at the edge of the bands are inserted into the solid silk fabric. A flat bow made of the skirt fabric is at the center back waist. The gown closes center back with a nylon zipper. The interior has two dress shields in the lining fabric, a waist tape, and two long hanging cords made of the lining fabric.

Object name:
EVENING GOWN
Made from:
silk bengaline (?) -- silk organza -- silk soutache
Made in:
USA
Date made:
Early 1960
Size:
Bust circumference: 38 in,Waist: 29 in, Shoulder to Waist: 16 1/2 in, Shoulder to hem back: 59in, Hem circumference: 141 in Shoulder to waist: 16 ½ inches Shoulder to hem back: 59 inches

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2012.1.4
Signature marks:
LABEL: AN ORIGINAL BY Oldric Royce NEW YORK
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Ellen Charles