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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1919 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Coco Chanel, born 1883 - died 1971 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered chiffon and net with beads

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Mrs Anthony Henley

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Straight sleeveless tunic evening dress in white chiffon and black net with wide embroidered bands in a grape design, and with a replica petticoat.

Dress has a round neck and embroidered with vertical bands of beads and discs with heavier embroidery around the hem.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1919 (made)


Coco Chanel, born 1883 - died 1971 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered chiffon and net with beads

Object history note

Worn by the Hon. Mrs. Anthony Henley at celebrations associated with the Peace Conference 1919, and given by her via Cecil Beaton

Descriptive line

Sleeveless tunic evening dress of embroidered chiffon and net and with a replica petticoat, designed by Coco Chanel, Paris, 1919

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

Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971


Net; Beads

Subjects depicted



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


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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