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Evening dress
  • Evening dress
    Vionnet, Madeleine, born 1876 - died 1975
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Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1937-1938 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vionnet, Madeleine, born 1876 - died 1975 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold lamé overlaid with metallic embroidered net with gold edged, silk chiffon appliqué

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Cecil Beaton

  • Museum number:

    T.35-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fitted, cross cut evening under dress of gold lamé over which is mounted a flaring, un-waisted dress of cream net to which is applied a large scale pattern of abstract scrolls in applied black chiffon edged with gold.

The dress is decollete and cut down to waist level at the rear, held in place only by long gold lamé ribbons, which tie at the neck, small of the back and waist.

The hem is face with crin.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1937-1938 (made)

Artist/maker

Vionnet, Madeleine, born 1876 - died 1975 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Gold lamé overlaid with metallic embroidered net with gold edged, silk chiffon appliqué

Marks and inscriptions

'Madeleine Vionnet'
Signature label near hem of underdress

Descriptive line

Evening dress of gold lamé, designed by Madeleine Vionnet, Paris, 1937-1938

Materials

Lame; Net; Organza; Gold metal thread

Techniques

Embroidery; Applied work

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Evening wear; Formal wear

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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