Object Place: United States
Center back: 92.71 cm (36 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave (crepe) trimmed with ostrich feathers and silk ribbon; lined with silk plain weave
Not On View
Black long sleeve cocktail dress with standing collar and three closely placed rows (18”) of gray/black and white ostrich feathers along bottom. On the lower right side of the dress, within the feathers, is a black silk satin bow. Set in sleeves with an elbow dart 8.75” up the sleeve and a 4” metal zipper at each cuff. Two hook and eye closures above a 21” zipper down the center back.
The interior is lined in black plain weave silk with a label along the upper left zipper: “Geoffrey Beene” and two labels at the base of the zipper; “Bonwit Teller” and “612692/Union Made/ ILWU [international ladies garments workers union]/AFL-CIO.”
Textile Curator's Fund