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EVENING DRESS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

This garment represents a typical late Edwardian party dress with a high waist and fitted upper body placed on a boned bodice. Other typical features are the short, "tulip" shaped sleeves and square neckline. The under-base of the skirt is yellow silk taffeta with an over-layer of grey silk organza embroidered with flowers in green cotton thread. The dress has a formal evening train and closes in back with hooks and eyes fastened asymmetrically as a result of the biased shaping of the pre-made, scalloped fabric edge.

Object name:
EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Silk taffeta -- silk organza -- cotton embroidery
Date made:
1909-1911
Size:
H. 15 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 14 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 22 1/2 in. (waist circumference); H. 49 in. (waist to hem front); H. 64 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 200 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.21
Signature marks:
TAG: one of mine about 1910 [attached to eye at waist, handwritten by MMP]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973