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Visiting Dress with Jacket

Made by: Au Bon Marché __Retailer || Boucicaut, M.A. __Designer

Currently in storage


About this object

This late Edwardian style dress is made of peach colored silk linen and has a high lace collar and matching jacket. The dress is decorated with silk taffeta rope cording, covered wooden buttons, crocheted cotton thread, and gold thread embroidery. The uneven hem enhances the asymmetrical quality of skirt. Sleeves of both dress and jacket are tubular in shape. The covered wood buttons and trim are elaborately repeated on the jacket. The sides of the jacket are further embellished with lattice work and hanging covered wood tassels.

Category:
COSTUME, POST FAMILY
Object name:
Visiting Dress with Jacket
Made from:
Silk linen -- silk lace -- cotton cord (dress); silk taffeta -- silk cord -- metal thread (jacket)
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
1908-1911
Size:
dress: shoulder to waist front __15.00 IN __ __ __ __ __ __Measurements indicate that this dress was worn by MMP, although the style is more indicative of ELMP. ||dress: shoulder to waist back __14.00 IN ||dress: waist circumference __25.00 IN ||dress: waist to hem front __40.50 IN ||dress: waist to hem back __56.00 IN ||dress: hem circumference __120.00 IN
dress: shoulder to waist front __38.10 CM __ __ __ __ __ __Measurements indicate that this dress was worn by MMP, although the style is more indicative of ELMP. ||dress: shoulder to waist back __35.56 CM ||dress: waist circumference __63.50 CM ||dress: waist to hem front __102.87 CM ||dress: waist to hem back __142.24 CM ||dress: hem circumference __304.80 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.9.1-2
Signature marks:
label __Au Bon Marché / M.A. Boucicaut / Paris __on waist tape
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"