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Evening dress

American
about 1915


Object Place, United States

Dimensions

132 x 88 cm (51 15/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.328

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and gold-colored metallic warppped thread brocade, silk taffeta, silk satin, gold-colored metallic wrapped thread net, gold-colored metallic wrapped thread with white-colored rhinestones net, taffeta (synthetic?), net (synthetic?), metal and rhinestone ornament and metal closures

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes

An evening dress of green satin brocaded with pink, green, yellow, and blue silks, and gold metal thread in all-over design of serpentine stems bearing a variety of carnation blossoms; low cut neck with surplice line both front and back of bodice, hooked down back of bodice, short straight sleeves, skirt without much fullness, longer in back forming train,open down entire length of left side to show gold fish net over pink taffeta, this opening caught at center by butterfly of rhinestones, left side of bodice and both sleeves made of gold fish net with rhinestones at intersections of netting.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb