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Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: Stiebel, Victor
Role in production: maker
Place of Creation: Europe, UK, England, London
Date: 1958-1960

Accession Number: 2011.54
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: [image copyright] Kerry Taylor Auctions, in perpetuity

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • satin
Support
 
Technique
  • embroidered
Description

Full length evening dress in emerald green silk satin with elaborate gold, seedpearl and chenille embroidery over the bodice in wheat ears, carnations and thistles; bodice boned; attached white nylon petticoat; shoulder straps; sackback trained back panel; woven label, low side seam 'Victor Stiebel, 17 Cavendish Square, London'.
In 1958, Stiebel opened his own house at Cavendish Sq., and this is an early example.

Dimensions

Type: bust
Height:
Width: 86 cm
Depth:

Type: waist
Height:
Width: 72
Depth: