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Woman's evening dress

American (New York)
About 1934
Designed by Elizabeth Hawes (American, 1903-1971)

Object Place: New York, New York, U.S.A.


150 x 98 cm (59 1/16 x 38 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with silk and gold metallic yarns, and metal hook and eye closure

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Evening dress of brocade having small all over carnations and lilies brocaded with red, lavender, green, and white, on gold ground, design imitating antique Persian brocade, cut sleeveless with fitted midriff section in bodice and slightly flaring section below waist line, lower skirt flaring widely, attached to slightly flaring section below waist, deep cut V neck in back, in front fullness arranged in loose small pleats above fitted midriff with neck open to top of midriff, dress hooked down center back through midriff section.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick W. Hilles