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Evening dress and belt - Arc en Ciel

Arc en Ciel

  • Object:

    Evening dress and belt

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1950-1952 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chaumont, Marcelle (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Organza and taffeta, lined with crêpe de chine, boning, metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Countess Chauvignac

  • Museum number:

    T.91&A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Full length strapless evening dress of organza with attached matching stole, lined with crêpe de chine, and taffeta petticoat and belt.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1950-1952 (made)

Artist/maker

Chaumont, Marcelle (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Organza and taffeta, lined with crêpe de chine, boning, metal

Object history note

Worn and given by the Countess Chauvignac

Descriptive line

Full length strapless evening dress 'Arc en Ciel' of organza with attached matching stole, lined with crêpe de chine, and taffeta petticoat and belt, designed by Marcelle Chaumont, Paris, 1950-1952

Production Note

The House of Chaumont closed in 1952

Materials

Organza; Taffeta; Crepe de chine; Whalebone; Metal

Techniques

Weaving; Sewing

Categories

Fashion; Evening wear; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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