Evening Dress

1937-1938 (made)
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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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold lamé overlaid with metallic embroidered net with gold edged, silk chiffon appliqué
Brief Description
Evening dress of gold lamé, designed by Madeleine Vionnet, Paris, 1937-1938
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.
Production typeHaute couture
Marks and Inscriptions
'Madeleine Vionnet' (Signature label near hem of underdress)
Credit line
Given by Cecil Beaton
Collection
Accession Number
T.35-1977

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record createdMay 15, 2008
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