Back to item narrative

evening dress 2012.49

Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: Rose, Julian
Role in production: designer
Place of Creation: Europe, UK, England, London
Date: 1950-1952

Accession Number: 2012.49
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • velvet

Full length evening/dinner dress in black silk velvet; sleeveless with boned bodice; full unlined skirt; decorative trim incorporating a mock opening to bodice and skirt with covered buttons and revealing a 'lining' of pleated matt black silk; narrow separate belt.
Woven label: 'Julian Rose, London'. Retailer's label for 'F J Taylor & Son Ltd, Bristol'.
Worn by donor for evening engagements in Bristol.
Julian Rose was a respected London designer in the 1950s, advertising variously in Vogue from 1950 to 1958, and invariably using Barbara Goalen as the preferred model.