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Jour de Veine

  • Object:

    Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1925-1928 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jenny (Jeanne Adele Bernard), born 1872 - died 1962 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk satin, backed in crêpe, glass beads

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Murdock

  • Museum number:

    T.214-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleeveless evening dress of embroidered silk satin backed in cream crêpe. Decorated with an all-over design with coloured beads. At armpit level at the back and front are wide bands of bead and glass decoration with round turquoise coloured beads and square cut glass beads in red. Six narrower strips of the same decoration run down to the hem, which ends in six scallops, and is heavily decorated with heavy glass beads and bugle beads. The dress is below-the-knee, and it is made up of two pieces sewn together, back and front.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1925-1928 (made)

Artist/maker

Jenny (Jeanne Adele Bernard), born 1872 - died 1962 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk satin, backed in crêpe, glass beads

Marks and inscriptions

'Jenny Paris'
On label

'Jour de Veine'
Hand written on tape inside side seam

Dimensions

Length: 42 in shoulder strap to hem, Width: 17.5 in

Descriptive line

Sleeveless evening dress 'Jour de Veine' of embroidered silk satin backed in crêpe, designed by Jenny, Paris, 1925-1928

Materials

Silk crêpe; Diamantés; Beads; Paste (glass)

Techniques

Hand beading

Categories

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

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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