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evening dress 1995.116.jpg

Object Name: evening dress

Artist/Maker: Quant, Mary
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Date: 1963

Accession Number: 1995.116
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • jersey
  • knitted
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Description

full-length dress in ginger jersey with wide boat neckline trimmed with a broad band of maroon and cream jersey; matching bands at hem and wrists. Princess, A-line with seams at sides, cf and cb (with long 20 in zip); bust darts. Unlined. Labels cb neck; "Pure new wool, jersey bonded to acetate" and "Mary Quant's Ginger Group"
Worn by donor, Lilian Gethic, in Manchester from 1963 -5. Bought from Kendal Milne. (The Ginger Group first appeared in Autumn 1963; see Vogue 15/9/1963, pp100 - 103.)

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Depth: 52 inches

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