Object Name: evening dress
Artist/Maker: Sherard, Michael
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Accession Number: 1956.16
Location on Display: Ground floor: CIS Manchester Gallery
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
White cotton/poplin, printed with floral design in dull green, indigo and pink and white organdie. Organdie and stiffened muslin underskirts.
Organdie bodice top in the form of a cape, attached to bodice CF and CB only. CB fastening with hook and eye at high turn down collar, bow at lower edge CF and CB. Rest of bodice of printed cotton, lined with pink cotton and boned. Pads inside for bust. CB fastening with hook and eye, zip below to hip. Slightly padded hip level. Orgnadie underskirt. Inner waistband of corded ribbon, fastening CB. Flared underskirt of stiffened muslin. Inner most underskirt of stiffened muslin, back of which is very stiff caorse gauze, gathered to felt.
Hip pads : Two slightly curved padded sections of fawn linen lined with white cotton. Slightly shaped over hips, on corded ribbon waistband fastening CB.
Type: Length CF
Height: 162.5 cm
Depth: 64.5 cm
Type: Length CB
Type: Shoulder to waist
Type: Hip pads