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Afternoon or Evening Dress

Made by: Town-TRAVEL

Currently in storage


About this object

Sleeveless cocktail dress with a sweetheart neckline. Bodice is constructed on a boned, lavender taffeta base with an overlay of white corded laced decorated with irridescent white sequins. A blue velvet bow with ribbon ties placed at the center front edge of bodice. A small flower of pleated pink organza is placed above the bow. Two velvet streamers, beginning beneath the bow, are applied flat and continue under the bust and around to center back waist where a second bow with four freehanging streamers is attached. The skirt is composed of multiple layers of tulle and net. The outermost layer is white net decorated with seven vertical appliques of corded lace and sequins. The second layer is pale lavender tulle, followed by a dark lavender tulle layer. The fourth layer is white net. The skirt is lined with lavender taffeta file stiffened with a narrow band of horsehair at the hem. 14" pleated hip panels of felted paper are attached to the lining at each side. The garment closes with a metal zipper at center back.

Category:
COSTUME, POST FAMILY
Object name:
Afternoon or Evening Dress
Made from:
Net -- tulle -- taffeta faille -- corded lace -- sequins
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1954-1956
Size:
shoulder to natural waist front __16.50 IN ||shoulder to natural waist back __16.00 IN ||circumference at natural waist __27.50 IN __ __ __27.50 IN ||waist to hem front __31.00 IN ||waist to hem back __32.50 IN ||circumference at hem of petticoat __220.00 IN
shoulder to natural waist front __41.91 CM ||shoulder to natural waist back __40.64 CM ||circumference at natural waist __69.85 CM __ __ __69.85 CM ||waist to hem front __78.74 CM ||waist to hem back __82.55 CM ||circumference at hem of petticoat __558.80 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.110
Signature marks:
label __Town-TRAVEL / Wear LTD / HOTEL WALDORF ASTORIA / 50th ST., & PARK AVE. NEW YORK __at interior waist
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post"