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Underwater

  • Object:

    Evening gown

  • Place of origin:

    New York (designed and made)

  • Date:

    2006 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Posen, Zac, born 1981 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    A silk warp thread with a cellulose acetate and polyester weft thread, lined in silk satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zac Posen

  • Museum number:

    T.59-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case x22

Physical description

Full length evening gown with dropped waist, blouson-waisted tank top, and wide, flaring skirt, in woven silk, polyester and cellulose acetate and machine-embroidered with a design of seaweed and fishes. Lined in silk satin.

Place of Origin

New York (designed and made)

Date

2006 (designed)

Artist/maker

Posen, Zac, born 1981 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

A silk warp thread with a cellulose acetate and polyester weft thread, lined in silk satin

Dimensions

Height: 1900 mm, Width: 850 mm, Depth: 900 mm

Object history note

This dress was worn by Nicole Kidman for a photograph by Mario Testino in Vogue, December 2006.

Descriptive line

'Underwater' evening gown, Zac Posen, New York, made in 2006 for spring-summer 2007 collection.

Materials

Silk; Cellulose acetate; Material; Silk; Polyester (textile)

Techniques

Woven; Machine embroidery; Jacquard weaving; Technique

Categories

Evening wear; Women's clothes; Formal wear; Fashion; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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