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1928-1930 red silk evening dress (1947.1813)

Object Name: evening dress & underdress

Date: 1828-1830

Accession Number: 1947.1813
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • gauze
  • silk
  • cotton
  • muslin
  • satin
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • figured
Description

Red gauze figured with a pineapple design in gold, over an attached cream satin underdress. Bodice features a wide, shallow rounded neckline, edged with a piped crimson satin band. It is padded with red silk and cross-over gauze front panels are gathered to centre front waist. Lower half of front seams are boned; fastens at bodice back with drawstring at neck and hooks and loops. The short, full sleeves are lined with red silk. Skirt, in 4 widths, is gathered to waistband.

The cream satin underdress is lined with white linen and cotton and features a wide shallow rounded neck, short, very full sleeves and padded hem.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 144.8 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 33
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 63.5
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 322.6
Depth:

Type: Underdress
Height: 138.4
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 30.5
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 61
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 213.4
Depth: