Evening dress

American (Boston)
about 1929

Object Place: Boston, USA


Overall: 146.1 x 96.5 cm (57 1/2 x 38 in.) Center Front: 106.7 cm (42 in.) Center back: 96.5 cm (38 in.) Other (Shoulder to Hem Edge): 146.1 cm (57 1/2 in.) Other (Bust and Waist): 96.5 cm (38 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin; ornament of rhinestones set in silver-colored metal

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black satin evening dress, size 38; sheathe outline with circular flaring flounces set on white satin underflounces around bottom of skirt, slight drapery gathered into lunate rhinestone pin at waist line, dress cut in good part on bias with points set on lapped seams where sections meet; dress shorter that flounces both center front and center back.


Lynch-Birnbaum, 420 Boylston Street, Boston

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lorenz E. Ernst