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Made by: Widoff

Currently in storage

About this object

This one-piece, gray velvet evening dress has an empire waist and narrow tubular skirt. It has embroidered ivory lace inset at the neck, waist, and side panels. Heavy embroidery embellishes the front and back of the bodice. The sleeves, waist, and side panels are trimmed with flat velvet bands which are also heavily embroidered. The high boned collar stands four inches in the back. A decorative collar inset of shocking pink is embroidered at the tie ends and finished with extensions of 2 1/2 inch jet beading. The garment is constructed with a boned silk satin lining extending to the hip line. The garment may actually date before 1910-12; the side seems have been reshaped and the hemline has been altered.

Object name:
Made from:
Linen-backed velvet -- lace
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
H. 14 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 14 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 23 in. (waist circumference); H. 46 in. (waist to hem front); H. 51 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 62 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
LABEL: Widoff / GOWNS / NEW YORK [on waist tape, heat bonded]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973