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EVENING DRESS

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About this object

Full length evening gown in iridescent, pale blue satin with a bright pink brocaded floral pattern. The fitted bodice is cut in a princess line with short sleeves. A wide sweetheart neckline is supported by millinery wiring along the bodice edge and boning at side back and underarm seams. A pleated drape placed at the upper edge of the bodice softens the neckline and conceals the underlying structure. The bodice ends in points at each hip on both front and back. A tubular skirt is fitted to the bodice with flat, knife-pleats, all pressed to the left. The garment has a wide grosgrain waist tape and closes at center back with a metal zipper.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Silk satin brocade
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1948-1952
Size:
17 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 27 1/2 × 43 × 44 × 281 in. (44.5 × 41.9 × 69.9 × 109.2 × 111.8 × 713.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.104
Signature marks:
LABEL: custom made / BONWIT TELLER [in skirt seam]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973