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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1975-1980 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Yuki, born 1940 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted rayon jersey

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Gayle Hunnicutt

  • Museum number:

    T.263-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The rich, rose pink jersey fabric of this sleeveless evening dress drapes and flows in soft gathers around the body, supported solely by the simple halter neck. The supple material falls dramatically from a single point at the front where the concentration of gathers is caught neatly with a few stitches. The minimal construction and seaming on this nevertheless complex dress relies on the light and fluid knitted fabric taking its form and structure from the body beneath. Off the body the garment resembles a limp, almost shapeless, length of luxurious fabric, but once on, it is animated and made unambiguous by the figure underneath.

The theatrical cut, clinging fabric and rich colour of Yukis’ draped evening gowns call for wearers with great confidence and style.

Physical description

Evening dress of knitted rayon jersey. Rich rose pink jersey fabric, sleeveless, with drapes and flows in soft gathers around the body, and is supported solely by the simple halter neck.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1975-1980 (designed)

Artist/maker

Yuki, born 1940 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Knitted rayon jersey

Object history note

Registered File number 1989/803.

Descriptive line

Evening dress of knitted rayon jersey, designed by Yuki, made in London, 1975-1980

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wilcox, C. & Mendes, V. Modern Fashion in Detail. London: V&A Publications, 1991, p.28, ISBN 1 85177 032 1

Materials

Rayon jersey

Techniques

Knitted

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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