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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Galanos, James, born 1924 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk chiffon and beading, lined with silk chiffon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Rosalind Russell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Full length black silk chiffon evening dress finely tucked and embroidered with yellow beaded oval motifs, and lined with yellow silk chiffon. High round neck, and long sleeves gathered at the wrist. Hook and fastening. Side seams conceal pockets. Centre back seam zipper fastening.

Place of Origin

New York (made)


1969 (made)


Galanos, James, born 1924 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk chiffon and beading, lined with silk chiffon

Marks and inscriptions

Woven label, black on white

Object history note

Worn by Mrs Frederick Brisson (Miss Rosalind Russell, the Hollywood actress) to the premiere of "Coco" (a musical play on the life of Chanel, starring Katharine Hepburn as Chanel) at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York, 18th December 1969, and given by her via Cecil Beaton

Descriptive line

Full length embroidered silk chiffon evening dress, designed by James Galanos, New York, 1969


Silk chiffon; Beads




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

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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