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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    late 1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin and silk lining

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Paul Mellon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Full length evening dress of royal blue satin. It has a frilled double thickness collar gathered into a high neckline which stands up and away from the back neck, down on the sides and low at the front.

It has a fitted bodice and long tapering sleeves with underarm gusset and an A-line skirt gathered into the waist. The front hem is slightly raised. The dress has a centre back seam and hook fastening and a tie belt attached at the back seam. It is fully lined in matching silk.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


late 1970 (made)


Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Satin and silk lining

Marks and inscriptions

Woven label, black on white 'GIVENCHY'
On woven label in black on white

Descriptive line

Evening dress of satin, designed by Givenchy, Paris, late 1970




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

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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