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Evening Dress

Made by: Callot Soeurs

Currently in storage

About this object

This high waisted evening dress is constructed in a sheer turquoise moiré through which with an intense orange-gold silk foundation is visible. A decorative free-hanging bolero is heavily embroidered with silk cotton floss thread and flat silk ribbon cord. Beading at the neck is repeated at the edges of the short, puffed sleeves. A wide waist sash is decorated at center front with flat ribbon cord and embroidery in an open design over orange tulle. Long trumpet ties edged in silk cotton thread and embroidered at lower edge hang from the waist sash. The skirt is decorated with the same embroidery motif used on bolero.

Object name:
Dress (Garment)
Made from:
Silk moiré -- cotton moiré -- silk crêpe
Made in:
Date made:
H. 13 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 13 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 24 1/2 in. (waist circumference); H. 49 in. (waist to hem front); H. 54 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 180 in. (hem circumference)
shoulder to waist front __33.02 CM ||shoulder to waist back __33.02 CM ||waist circumference __62.23 CM ||waist to hem front __124.46 CM ||waist to hem back __137.16 CM ||hem circumference __457.20 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
label __Callot Soeurs / Pairs __on waist tape
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fasion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Jun 6 - Dec 31, 2015.