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Evening ensemble
  • Evening ensemble
    Morton, Digby, born 1906 - died 1983
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Evening ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1952-1953 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morton, Digby, born 1906 - died 1983 (Designer)
    Rudolf (milliner)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet, braiding, leather, silk, cloque, suede

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Howard Robertson

  • Museum number:

    T.277 to G-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evening ensemble consisting of a dress, with belt, bolero, jacket, hat and box, and pair of gloves.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1952-1953 (made)


Morton, Digby, born 1906 - died 1983 (Designer)
Rudolf (milliner)

Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet, braiding, leather, silk, cloque, suede

Marks and inscriptions

Labels 'Digby Morton, Grosvenor Hill, London, W.1'

Object history note

Worn and given by Lady Howard Robertson of 59 Montague Square, London, W1., on 19 September 1975.

Descriptive line

Evening ensemble of silk velvet dress, leather belt, silk velvet bolero, cloque and velvet coat, velvet hat, cardborad hat box and suede gloves, designed by Digby Morton for Rudolph, London, autumn/winter 1952-1953.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Harpers Bazaar, September 1952
Nottingham Guardian, 25/08/1952
Francis Marshall sketch books of 'London dress shows 1951 1952', V&A AAD (Francis Marshall Archive)
John French Archive: V&A AAD - J.F.613/2, J.F.613/6
Glasgow Daily Record, 29 August 1952
Vogue (British), September 1952
Birmignham Gazette Date???
Digby Morton Archives, (several albumns of Press Cuttings), currently in the NCS Archives
Breward, C., 'Intoxicated on Images' in Wilcox, C., ed., The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-57 (V&A Publications, 2007), pl.8.4,6,7


Silk velvet; Leather; Suede; Silk


Sewing; Weaving; Quilting; Braiding


Fashion; Evening wear; Clothing; Women's clothes; Accessories; Hats & headwear; Footwear

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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