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dress photo 1951.226

Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: House of Worth
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Date: 1942

Accession Number: 1951.226
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • voile
  • lace
Support
 
Technique
  • embroidering
Description

White voile, with applied cotton thread embroidery in zig-zag stripes.

High, round neck with black lace collar. Bodice open to waist at front, fastening with buttons, hook and eye at neck. Open up LS seam, continuing into skirt and fastening with zip. Padded shoulders. Long sleeves with turn back cuff of black lace. Skirt decorated with four flounces. Horse-hair braid pleated into back waist to give bustle effect.

Dimensions

Type: Length CF
Height: 146.1 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length CB
Height: 167.6
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 35.6
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 61
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 720.1
Depth: