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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.

Object name:
Evening Dress
Made from:
Raw silk -- cotton lace -- plastic beads
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
shoulder to edge of bodice front __14.00 IN ||shoulder to edge of bodice back __14.50 IN ||waist circumference __28.50 IN ||shoulder to hem front __55.00 IN ||shoulder to hem back __56.50 IN ||hem circumference __106.00 IN
shoulder to edge of bodice front __35.56 CM ||shoulder to edge of bodice back __36.83 CM ||waist circumference __72.39 CM ||shoulder to hem front __139.70 CM ||shoulder to hem back __143.51 CM ||hem circumference __269.24 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
label __Oldric / Royce Inc. / New York __in side seam of skirt
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"