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Afternoon or Evening Dress

Made by: Oldric Royce, Inc.

Currently in storage

About this object

Garment is constructed on a boned, strapless bodice of yellow acetate attached to a shear flesh tone organza shell. An overbodice is decorated with yellow organza flowers sewn on a mint green lace with a leaf pattern. A band of vertically pleated net extends the bodice and forms a wide, scooped neckline and capped sleeves. The skirt is comprised of three layers attached at the waist. The top layer of yellow organza flowers and mint green lace is decorated in the middle with an inset band of pleated net. The second layer is yellow net. The bottom layer or lining is created from a stiff felted paper covered both on the outside and inside with yellow silk acetate. The garment closes at center back with a metal zipper.

Object name:
Afternoon or Evening Dress
Made from:
Silk acetate -- silk organza -- net
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
Shoulder to waist front __16.50 in ||Shoulder to waist back __16.00 in ||Circumference at waist __26.00 in ||Waist to hem front __26.00 in ||Waist to hem back __26.00 in ||Circumference of petticoat at hem __106.00 in ||Circumference of outerskirt at hem __126.00 in
Shoulder to waist front __41.91 cm ||Shoulder to waist back __40.64 cm ||Circumference at waist __66.04 cm ||Waist to hem front __66.04 cm ||Waist to hem back __66.04 cm ||Circumference of petticoat at hem __269.24 cm ||Circumference of outerskirt at hem __320.04 cm

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Credit line:
Gift of Diane Hull Viall, Goddaughter, 2001
Featured in publication:
"Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post"