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Made by: Thurn

Currently in storage

About this object

This cream and copper sleeveless evening gown combines the dropped waist of the late twenties with the asymmetrical, bias cutting of the thirties. The cream satin bodice is cut in a low V at back, where the fabric is gathered and sheered at center, closing with a series of metal hooks and fabric loops. Bodice ends in a low point at center back. The asymmetrical skirt is knee length in front, extending to a long, pointed train at back. The skirt is lined to the knee with brown organza. A flat, single bow of cream colored satin hangs from the dropped waist at back, with a long, two-toned tie.

costume, post family
Object name:
Made from:
Crêpe backed satin -- crêpe organza
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
H. 28 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 38 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 28 3/4 in. (waist circumference); H. 21 in. (waist to hem front); H. 49 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 120 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
LABEL: Thurn / NEW YORK PARIS [in seam at back closure] LABEL: MRS. E.F. HUTTON / X298564 [typed under maker label]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973