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Evening dress with cord (dress)

French (Paris)
about 1920–30
Designed by Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1892–1956)

Object Place: Paris, France


120 cm (47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; weaving

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Made up from contemporary Indian sari: pink silk warp and gilt-metal weft ground with floral border design woven with gilt-metal discontinuous supplementary weft; hem is end border of sari with gilt-metal fringe. Closure of gilt-metal wrapped buttons and loops at side borders of sari. Cord of braided gilt-metal yarns. Condition: a few stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Carl L. Crossman