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AFTERNOON OR EVENING DRESS

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage


About this object

Mrs. Post wore this dress for her wedding to Herbert May on June 18, 1958. The garment is constructed on a boned, strapless bodice of pale blue acetate. An overbodice of corded lace is cut in a princess line with a sweetheart shaped mock-neckline. A band of vertically pleated net extends the bodice and forms a wide, slightly V-shaped neckline and capped sleeves. Edges are finished with narrow lace. The skirt is comprised of three layers attached at the waist. The top layer of corded lace is decorated in the middle with a scallop shaped, inset band of pleated net. The second layer is pale blue net. The bottom layer or lining is created from stiff felted paper covered on the outside with silk acetate and on the inside with silk. The garment closes at center back with a metal zipper. A fabric covered belt is attached at the waist and closes at left front side with snaps and one hook and eye.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
AFTERNOON OR EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Silk acetate -- corded lace -- net
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1957-1958
Size:
H. 16 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 16 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 27 1/2 in. (waist circumference); H. 27 in. (waist to hem front); H. 28 1/2 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 140 in. (hem circumference) (skirt); Dia. 132 (hem circumference) (petticoat)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.111
Signature marks:
LABEL: Oldric / Royce Inc./ NEW YORK [in side seam of skirt] NOTE: Pale blue / before 1958 [with garment, handwritten in black ink]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973