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1969 evening dress (1984.281)

Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: Biba
Role in production: Make
Date: 1969

Accession Number: 1984.281
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • lace
  • rayon
  • taffeta
  • lace
Support
 
Technique
  • machine knitted
Description

Full-length red lace dress by Biba. Lace machine knitted to incorporate the Biba logo, cut into 7 panels and attached to yoke at back and front just above the bust. Dress lined with beige taffeta below the yoke; close-fitting, flowing out approx. 30 cm at the hem. Centre back zip fastening, tight-fitting inset sleeves with no cuff. No label. Worn to Oxford Ball (BNC) June 1969 and to first Law Society Dinner.

Dimensions

Type: Length (centre back)
Height: 147 cm
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Type: Length (centre front)
Height: 144
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Type: Bust
Height: 83
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