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Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: House of Worth
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Date: 1953

Accession Number: 1956.21
Location on Display: Ground floor: CIS Manchester Gallery
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • printed
Description

Organdie printed with bamboo and bird design in grey-blue, green and blue. Trimmed with grey organdie.

Bodice of gathered organdie over boned fitting lining. Rising above bust each side of front, dipping to V CF and CB. Narrow pink muslin shoulder straps concealed under wide double bias shoulder sections. V neck back and front. Fastening CB with zip to hip, fastening underskirt below waist. Inner waistband of corded ribbon. Two flounces pleated to waist, wide lower one net-lined and widening to fall to hem in point at back. Rest of organdie skirt pleated to underskirt. Grey organdie drapery CB forming a sash falling from waist to hem, sewn at left waist under top flounce, fastening to right with press fastener.

Cotton Board

Dimensions

Type: Length CF
Height: 147.3 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length CB
Height: 190.5
Width:
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Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 38
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Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 50.8
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 548.5
Depth: