Evening dress

about 1942
Gilbert Adrian (American, 1903–1959), Retailed by Filenes Department Store, Boston (American, founded 1911)

Object Place: Hollywood, USA


150 x 66 cm (59 1/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk with silk flower trim

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Evening dress of navy blue silk. Bodice with narrow straps over the shoulders. Long skirt flared form the waist, with wide ruffle applied low at side-backs and curving higher in front. At highest point of ruffle a silk bow and a cluster of five aritficial roses in pale pink and lavender are attached. Narrow tie belt. Designer’s label in bodice seam. Label in skirt side seam: “The French Shops, Filene’s, Boston”

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hamilton Osgood