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EVENING DRESS

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage


About this object

Cream colored sheath style evening dress with a voluminous, multilayered flounce. The bodice is built on a boned, strapless foundation of satin and silk organza with narrow lingerie straps. The foundation is concealed by a short waisted, silk crêpe overbodice with double capped sleeves of pleated chiffon. The low scoop neckline is edged with rows of miniature, irridescent sequins stitched with pale yellow thread. The entire sheath portion of the dress is embellished with sequins sewn in small spiral configurations. The lower edge of the sheath is trimmed with horizontal rows of sequins, repeating the neckline decoration. The sheath falls straight to the knee in front; in back it is much shorter. The flounce consists of an outer layer of pleated nylon-organza and two under layers of organza applied flat. Bands of differing widths of nylon horsehair are encased in the hems of all three layers for stiffening. The garment closes with a metal zipper at center back and was worn with a narrow, sequin covered belt at the high waist.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Silk crêpe -- nylon organza -- chiffon -- sequins
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1955-1960
Size:
H. 15 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 14 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 27 in. (waist circumference); H. 27 in. (waist to hem front) (sheath); H. 14 1/2 in. (waist to hem back) (sheath); Dia. 52 in. (circumference) (sheath); Dia. 332 in. (interior circumference) (flounce); Dia. 780 in. (exterior circumference) (flounce)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.115.1-2
Signature marks:
LABEL: Oldric / Royce inc. / NEW YORK [in side seam]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973