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Dress

French
1875–80


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Center front (afternoon bodice): 22.9 cm (9 in.) Center back (afternoon bodice): 58.4 cm (23 in.) Length (skirt): 160 cm (63 in.) Center back (evening bodice): 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.) Center front (evening bodice): 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.319a-c

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), silk plain weave lining, net or tulle trim, silk fringe

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A dress in three parts (afternoon bodice, skirt, and evening bodice) of deep cream and light blue silk; afternoon bodice (a) with low cut square neckline, boned and fitted to waist and buttoned down center front with flaring short peplum in back, long sleeves, bodice cream colored with peplums, bows on sleeves, and short turned back collar of blue, white tulle rouching with drawstring at neck and cuffs, five front buttons and two back buttons covered in blue taffeta with silk embroidery; self piping at edges of peplum and waist flaps

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb