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Design

Design

  • Date:

    1920 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Steward, Hilda (designer)

  • Museum number:

    E.1045-1988

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 2

This sleeveless evening dress designed by Hilda Steward in 1920 appears to be made in satin with a short lace three layer overskirt hanging from the belt. The belt is slightly higher than the waist in the front and supports the overskirt only from the side to the back - leaving the front completely free.

The figure is wearing a bracelet above the elbow and a large head band typical of the 1920s to hold the new short fashionable hair cut. The designer's signature appears in the bottom right hand corner in the form of her two initials overlapped, including the date running alongside it in a vertical strip.

Physical description

This sleeveless evening dress designed by Hilda Steward in 1920 appears to be made in satin with a short lace three layer overskirt hanging from the belt. The belt is slightly higher than the waist in the front and supports the overskirt only from the side to the back - leaving the front completely free. The figure is wearing a bracelet above the elbow and a large head band typical of the 1920s to hold the new short fashionable hair cut. The designer's signature appears in the bottom right hand corner in the form of her two initials overlapped, including the date running alongside it in a vertical strip.

Date

1920 (designed)

Artist/maker

Steward, Hilda (designer)

Dimensions

Length: 38.9 cm, Width: 31.9 cm

Descriptive line

Design for an evening dress by Hilda Stewart, 1920.

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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