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EVENING DRESS

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EVENING DRESS

Made by: Bergdorf Goodman

Currently in storage


About this object

This evening gown is constructed in pale celadon colored corded lace trimmed with lamb's wool. The sleeveles lace bodice is cut in a deep V neckline at front and back. The front "V" is filled with a slightly gathered lace inset that is secured to a full length satin slip. The lace at the shoulders and at front and back center waist is tightly gathered. A flared lace skirt with a slight train is attached to both bodice and slip at the waistline. The skirt is trimmed with shaped, horizontal bands of gray lamb's wool backed with satin. Wide bands of nylon horsehair are placed on the inside of the skirt to provide stiffening and to support the lamb's wool trim. The garment closes on the left side with a metal zipper.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Lace -- satin -- lamb's wool -- horsehair
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1936-1940
Size:
H. 17 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 16 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 28 in. (waist circumference); H. 43 in. (waist to hem front); H. 50 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 150 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.91
Signature marks:
LABEL: BERGDORF / GOODMAN / FIFTH AVENUE AT 58TH STREET [in side seam] PICK-UP LABEL: Bergdorf-Goodman / FIFTH AVE., NEW YORK / Mrs J.E. Davies/ DATE 80076 No. B06102"
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973