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Afternoon or Evening Dress

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage

About this object

Navy blue cocktail dress. Bodice is built on a strapless, acetate foundation with a machine-made, corded lace overbodice attached just above waist. Foundation is cut in a princess line and boned at all seams. The overbodice has a wide scoop neckline and cap sleeves. The back is decorated with two flat bows at neck and center back, concealing hook and snap closures. A full, tubular skirt of navy acetate is tightly pleated to the bodice at the natural waist seam. A lace overlay is attached 3-1/2 inches below waist seam and continues the length of the skirt. The scalloped edge of the lace is turned under at the hem, indicating that the skirt was originally longer. The garment closes at the center back with a metal zipper. The dress was worn with a petticoat constructed of black felted paper pleated flat on an acetate yoke and finished with a scalloped edge. The petticoat closes with a metal hook and eye at top and bottom of yoke. A shaped leather belt, with fabric applied to front and buckle, completes the garment.

Object name:
Afternoon or Evening Dress
Made from:
Silk acetate -- corded lace -- felted paper
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
shoulder to waist front __16.50 IN ||shoulder to waist back __16.00 IN ||waist circumference __27.00 IN ||waist to hem front __30.00 IN ||waist to hem back __31.50 IN ||circumference at hem __118.00 IN ||petticoat waist to hem front __30.00 IN ||petticoat waist to hem back __30.50 IN ||petticoat circumference at hem __126.00 IN
shoulder to waist front __41.91 CM ||shoulder to waist back __40.64 CM ||waist circumference __68.58 CM ||waist to hem front __76.20 CM ||waist to hem back __80.01 CM ||circumference at hem __299.72 CM ||petticoat waist to hem front __76.20 CM ||petticoat waist to hem back __77.47 CM ||petticoat circumference at hem __320.04 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
label __Oldric / Royce inc. / NEW YORK __in skirt side seam and petticoat side seam
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973