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EVENING DRESS

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EVENING DRESS

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage


About this object

This sleeveless, floor length evening gown has a cream colored bodice and and a low scoop neckline. A freehanging band of fuschia silk is applied flat at the bottom edge of the bodice. The skirt is attached at the bust line, underneath the fuschia band. A wider band of fuschia trimmed the hem of the flared skirt. Black cotton lace in a floral motif is applied to both bodice and skirt . The lace is embellished with clear plastic bugle and seed beads attached with fuschia thread. Strung red beads, with a large faceted bead at center, hang in a tear drop shape as accents throughout the lace sections. The garment is fully lined with cream colored acetate and has an elasticized, gros grain waist tape. A metal zipper closes the dress at center back.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Raw silk -- cotton lace -- plastic beads
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1963-1965
Size:
H. 14 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 14 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 28 1/2 in. (waist circumference); H. 55 in. (shoulder to hem front); H. 56 1/2 in. (shoulder to hem back); Dia. 106 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.135
Signature marks:
LABEL: Oldric / Royce Inc. / New York [in side seam of skirt]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973