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Nightdress

1913 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Nightdress consisting of a fine, sheer pink silk georgette bodice and a voluminous white silk chiffon skirt. The bodice has a neo-classical style line, with short squared off sleeves, and a V neck. It is trimmed with machine-made ecru lace insertion and flat pink silk satin ribbon bows.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk georgette and chiffon, trimmed with machine-made lace insertion and silk satin ribbon bows
Brief Description
Nightdress of silk georgette and chiffon with satin weave silk bows and machine-made ecru lace, possibly designed by Lucile, possibly London, England, 1913
Physical Description
Nightdress consisting of a fine, sheer pink silk georgette bodice and a voluminous white silk chiffon skirt. The bodice has a neo-classical style line, with short squared off sleeves, and a V neck. It is trimmed with machine-made ecru lace insertion and flat pink silk satin ribbon bows.
Dimensions
  • Length: 155cm (Note: Shoulder to hem)
  • Underbust circumference: 109cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Nape hem length: 149cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Sleeve length length: 27cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Cuff measured inside garment circumference: 44cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Gallery Label
Night-dress from a bride's trousseau Probably by Lucile (1862-1935) London or Paris 1913 Lucile (Lady Duff Gordon) was Britain's most successful couturiere in the early 20th century. She had fashion houses in London, Paris, New York and Chicago. Her designs were feminine and sensual. The craftsmanship and daring transparency of this night-dress are typical of her work. V&A: T.1-1973(2011)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Wormald
Object history
Said to have formed part of the trousseau of an unidentified woman "with luxurious tastes".
Collection
Accession Number
T.1-1973

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record createdMay 8, 2009
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