Back to search results

EVENING DRESS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

This high waisted gown fits close to body under the bust, and flares to a wide bell shape with an asymmetrical hem. The lace bodice has a square cut neckline and small shoulder straps. The fabric at the sleeves has been cut or torn away, with only a fragment remaining. The skirt is decorated on the right with individually punched rhinestones. At left is an embroidered celadon colored scarf which wraps around the body and attaches at right below rhinestones, as indicated by remaining threadmarks. The scarf is edged in rolled silk velvet fringe. The left side of skirt has an organza inset decorated with flat ribbon and a large band of lace.

Object name:
EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Silk velvet -- lace (dress); silk organza (scarf)
Made in:
USA
Date made:
1912-1918
Size:
H. 14 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 13 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 22 1/2 in. (waist circumference); H. 44 in. (waist to hem front); H. 70 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 113 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.32
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973