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Evening dress

French (Paris)
About 1911
Lady Duff Gordon, known as Lucile (English, 1863–1935)

Object Place: Paris, France


128 cm (50 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Satin, net, embroidery, lace

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rather short waisted, bodice slightly bloused, long draped black satin skirt, black machine made lace lower edge of skirt, train of black satin in one piece with skirt, overskirt of black net heavily embroidered with jet beads, black sequins, and rhinestones in white design, embroidered net overdress draped three quarter length in front, in back forming a long overtrain; bodice with very short sleeves and deep cut round neck of black embroidered net over pale pink satin, wheat design in rhinestones, heavy rhinestone and bugle bead ornament across front of neck, loosely folded black satin sash, underdress of pale pink satin, now in shreds, on inner belt woven label: Paris Lucile Ltd. 11 Rue de penthievre; on another inner belt woven label: Solov-Hinds Co., Boston; net around neck fragile.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton