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Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: Desses, Jean
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Paris
Date: 1957

Accession Number: 1959.103
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • muslin
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Birhgt red cotton muslin (Robia Voile, made by Tootal) over red cotton (poplin).

Straight top edge of vertically boned bodice rising in front. Optional halter strap attached inside CF neck. Tight skirt, with overskirt forming a rounded apron. Bodice skirt and overskirt lining entirely covered with muslin arranged in folds, tight and horizontal on bodice, falling in curves on skirt and overskirt. CB fastening with zip. Long scarf ends attached each side CB opening at top, to form train or stole.

Dimensions

Type: Length CF
Height: 128.5 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length CB
Height: 137.2
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 24
Width:
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Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 58.5
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 134.5
Depth: