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Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: Cavanagh, John
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Date: 1957

Accession Number: 1959.101
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • organdie
  • rayon
  • diamante
Support
 
Technique
  • embroidering
Description

White stiffened muslin (organdie). Bodice lined with white corded rayon.

Straight top edge of bodice rising in front. Cb opening. Inside waistband fastening with hook and eye. CB zip extending below waist, hook and eye at neck. Train at back. Inside net skirt, two flared layers at back. Innermost skirt with rayon lining similar to bodice, embroidered with floral pattern in iridescent sequins, pink beads and diamante.
Cotton Board

Dimensions

Type: Length CF
Height: 142.2 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length CB
Height: 190.5
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 26.7
Width:
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Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 64.8
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 238.8
Depth: