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Woman's dress

French
1905
House of Beer (French, founded 1898)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (bodice): 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.1773a-b

Medium or Technique

Chiffon, velvet, lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dinner dress of pale lavender chiffon velvet, bodice fitted and boned with deep point in center front, skirt bell shaped, rather plain in front with fullness increasing to back and forming with fullness increasing to back and forming short train, trimmed with white silk machine made lace and garlands of silk artificial flowers in small-scale, center front panel set off by broad band of this trimming around entire skirt above hemline, same trimming around entire upper bodice; printed gold label inside waistband of (a) Beer, Nice, Monte Carlo, 7 PLACE VENDOME PARIS 31 SACKEVILLE ST LONDON W.

Provenance

Part of Mary Cabot Briggs' trousseau

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. L. Cabot Briggs, in memory of his mother, Mary Cabot Briggs