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Evening dress and shoes
  • Evening dress and shoes
    Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927
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Evening dress and shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    February 1964 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    lace, raffia embroidery and beading

  • Credit Line:

    Worn and given by Mrs Pierre Schlumberger

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition, case B65 []

Physical description

High necked, sleeveless evening dress, fitted. Coral coloured lace re-embroidered with beads and raffia. Shoes to match, with their own shoe trees.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


February 1964 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

lace, raffia embroidery and beading


Circumference: 207 cm Sweep of dress, Width: 94 cm Bust of dress, Length: 133 cm Length of dress from neck to hem, Length: 19 cm Armhole of dress, Length: 7.5 cm Depth of dress hem, Circumference: 222 cm Sweep of cape, Length: 32 cm Depth of hem on cape

Object history note

Dated very precisely to 10 February 1964, probably the date of the fashion show.
A very similar, if not identical, Givenchy model is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institiute (acc no 1974.184.2)

Descriptive line

Full length evening dress encrusted with coral beading and raffia embroidery


Lace; Raffia; Beads; Coral


Embroidery; Beading; Shoe-making


Fashion; Evening wear; Formal wear; Footwear; Clothing

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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