Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet and net, embroidered in metal thread, and diamanté

  • Credit Line:

    Anonymous gift.

  • Museum number:

    T.162-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Full length evening dress in deep maroon velvet, column fitted to above the wearer's right breast asymmetrically dropping below the left breast. Inset sheer net gore down the wearer's left hand side, going all the way from hem to top of the bodice, and sheer, long sleeved, high necked upper bodice. Sheer net studded with diamantes and embroidered with vivid pink, blue and gold metallic thread flowers, and extra flower embroidery over the left breast. Silk lining. Side zipper along the edge of the sheer gore, then opens along the bottom edge of the velvet bodice in the back to back zipper in net bodice.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1980 (made)

Artist/maker

Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Velvet and net, embroidered in metal thread, and diamanté

Marks and inscriptions

'61002'
Couture number behind GIVENCHY label

'MADE IN FRANCE / GIVENCHY'
Label

Dimensions

Length: 136 cm shoulder to hem

Descriptive line

Full length evening dress in silk velvet and net, embroidered in metal thread, and diamanté, designed by Hubert de Givenchy, Paris, ca. 1980

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Silk (textile); Net (textile); Diamanté; Metal thread

Techniques

Velvet weave; Embroidered

Categories

Evening wear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Embroidery

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.