Sleeveless evening dress

About 1927

Object Place: France


102.5 cm (40 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Satin, Chiffon, Lace, Embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black satin slip edged with black chiffon, black machine-made lace overdress; dress cut short and straight with slight blousing of lace arranged at low waistline, free floating panel center back and on each side of skirt of lace embroidered in whirling sun motive with colored simulated mother-of-pearl sequins, silver and pearl beads; continuation of lace that forms the bodice to left of dress forming a long panel to be used as train or stole; ornament on right hip and both shoulder straps of bright green and purplish rose rhinestones.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton