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1929 japanese silk dress (1947.4286)

Object Name: dress

Artist/Maker: Molyneux, Edward
Role in production: make
Place of Creation: Europe, France
Date: 1924

Accession Number: 1947.4286
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • crepe
Support
 
Technique
  • printed
Description

Cream silk crepe printed with bold Japanese deisgn of birds and branches in black. Orange sun at lower centre front.
Round neck, lower at front, bound in white crepe. Very short cap sleeves edged. Dropped waist seam tying in bow on left. White silk bodice lining in two sections. Narrow silk satin shoulder straps. 4" opening all down centre back over cream crepe underskirt. Back lined in white silk. Black crepe gusset inserted underarms.
Label printed at left shoulder : "Modele MOLYNEUX, 5 Rue Royale Made in France"
See newsprint image in Daily Sketch of original wearer at Royal Ascot, relating that Dinkie beat Weathervane (1924).

Dimensions

Type: Length (max)
Height: 118.1 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 53.3
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 91.4
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 90.2
Depth:

Type: Hem (lining)
Height:
Width: 101.6
Depth: