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1924-1926 dress (1956.323)

Object Name: evening dress

Date: 1924-1926

Accession Number: 1956.323
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • glass
Support
 
Technique
  • beaded
Description

Orange silk crepe with all-over beaded design of Egyptian design, following discovery of tomb of Tutankhamun.

Neckline square at back and v at front, gathered at shoulders; front and back each cut in one section, back overlapping front at hip and fastening with three press studs. Glass beads of various colours applied in complex geometric design with bead fringes. Petersham belt inside waist. Slip of orange silk crepe, stitched to dress at shoulders.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 105 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 87.5
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 120
Depth: