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Evening culotte dress & shoes

Evening culotte dress & shoes

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1965-1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hartnell, Norman (designer)
    Rayne (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk chiffon decorated with beaded braid, shoes covered in matching satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs John Guinness and worn by Mrs E.D. Guinness

  • Museum number:

    T.220,B&C-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Purple silk chiffon culotte evening dress, caftan style with full chiffon bishop sleeves, horseshoe collar and hips accented with heavy rope braid of purple, crystal and pearl beads.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1965-1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Hartnell, Norman (designer)
Rayne (maker)

Materials and Techniques

silk chiffon decorated with beaded braid, shoes covered in matching satin

Object history note

Worn by the donor's mother in law, Mrs E.D. Guinness, who lived with Norman Hartnell and was a close personal friend of his. He made all her clothes, although she rarely wore the evening gowns

Descriptive line

Purple silk chiffon evening culotte dress and satin shoes

Materials

Silk chiffon; Satin; Beads

Techniques

Beading

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Evening wear; Formal wear; Footwear; Accessories

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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