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Evening gown

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    Autumn/Winter 1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)
    Mancini, Rene (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    net, silk taffeta, feathers, braid and beads

  • Credit Line:

    Worn and given by Mrs Loel Guinness

  • Museum number:

    T.224, A to D-1974

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition, case B64 []

Physical description

Black spotted net sheath, sleeveless, low neckline, with train, mounted on blue taffeta and entirely covered in cock's feathers, braid and iridescent beads, shoes and gloves ensemble.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

Autumn/Winter 1960 (made)

Artist/maker

Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)
Mancini, Rene (maker)

Materials and Techniques

net, silk taffeta, feathers, braid and beads

Dimensions

Length: 166 cm Maximum length (when measured flat), Width: 114 cm Maximum width (when measured flat), Circumference: 219 cm Hem, Circumference: 68 cm waist, Circumference: 92 cm Bust, Length: 35 cm Shoulder to waist (back)

Descriptive line

Hubert de Givenchy. Evening gown of spotted net embroidered with beads and cockerel feathers, with shoes by Rene Mancini and gloves made to match.

Materials

Net; Silk taffeta; Braid; Beads; Feathers

Categories

Fashion; Evening wear; Formal wear; Accessories; Footwear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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