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Sleeveless evening dress of black chiffon

About 1930

Object Place: France


128 cm (50 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiffon, Embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Straight cut bodice with deep round neck, embroidered solidly with small black beads in swirling design, band of clear glass beads edged with rhinestones around neck and arm scye, butterfly ornament center front of neck embroiderd of clear glass beads and pearl beads, and rhinestones; skirt flaring widely to hemline embroidered with small black beads on upper part and small clear glass beads on lower part in fine vertical lines, at regular intervals vertical lines of rhinestones spaced closely at top and flaring toward lower part; waistline set off by two lines of rhinestones with large center front ornament in rhinestones and pearl beads, clear glass beads; deep double flounce on bottom of skirt of black net, black net waist length cape attached to back of neck-line; black satin slip.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton