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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1987-1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lacroix, Christian, born 1951 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bright green and black evening mini-dress by Christian Lacroix dress has a strategically placed half-bow that emphasises the wearer’s movement in an arresting and humorous way.

Lacroix is famed for his eclecticism and this dress from one of his earliest collections marries the mini-dress with a bustle-like flounce borrowed from 19th-century costume. He said in Vogue in March 1988 ‘every one of my dresses possesses a detail that can be connected with something historic, something from a past culture. We don’t invent anything’.

Physical description

Short evening dress of silk satin with black polka dots on bright green. With a black satin flounce and bow.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1987-1988 (made)


Lacroix, Christian, born 1951 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin

Marks and inscriptions

'Christian Lacroix Lux Paris'

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1989/1039.

Descriptive line

Short evening dress of silk satin, designed by Christian Lacroix, France, 1987-1988


Silk (textile)


Satin weave


Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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