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Made by: D. V. McGrath

Currently in storage

About this object

This two-piece sheath-style dress has an empire waist and a narrow skirt. The bodice consists of black silk taffeta with an overlay of geometric beading on silk organza backed with open net. It is constructed on a boned inner bodice with mono-bust filler. The v-neck has an embroidered lace inset with a high boned collar. Vibrant blue silk crêpe ribbons trim the neck and sleeves. A gray satin waist sash completes the bodice. The skirt is black silk crêpe with a square apron of silk lawn. Heavy beading adorns the edges and bottom of the apron, finishing with 4 1/2 inch hand-strung jet fringe. The skirt is lined at the hem in black wool felt.

Object name:
Made from:
Silk organza -- silk taffeta -- silk crêpe
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
H. 15 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 15 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 26 in. (waist circumference); H. 39 in. (waist to hem front); H. 46 1/2 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 98 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
LABEL: DV McGrath / 141 E 50th St. / New York [embroidered on waist tape]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973