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Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed and made)

  • Date:

    c.1980 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jean Muir, born 1928 - died 1995 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    jacquard-woven silk satin with gold threads; metal.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the family of the late Baroness Thatcher

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dark midnight-blue silk satin dress with metallic gold woven design of small flowers. Button through style with bloused sleeves buttoning at wrist, the shoulders lightly padded. Matching belt with copper-coloured metal buckle in the form of a stylized flower.

Place of Origin

London (designed and made)


c.1980 (designed and made)


Jean Muir, born 1928 - died 1995 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

jacquard-woven silk satin with gold threads; metal.


Length: 149 cm overall, Length: 109 cm skirt, Length: 46 cm bodice, Circumference: 108 cm bust, Circumference: 76.5 cm waist, Length: 80 cm belt

Descriptive line

Jean Muir, London, c.1980. Midnight blue silk satin evening dress woven with gold flowers.


Silk satin; Gold thread


Jacquard weaving; Sewing; Metal-working


Politics; Fashion; Clothing; Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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