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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:

    T.1594:1&2-2017

  • 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)

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.

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Silk satin; Gold thread

Techniques

Jacquard weaving; Sewing; Metal-working

Categories

Politics; Fashion; Clothing; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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