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  • Object:

    Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1927 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jenny (Jeanne Adele Bernard), born 1872 - died 1962 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk taffeta and diamantés

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Murdock

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evening dress of silk taffeta in gold reversing to black. With a straight cut sleeveless drop-waisted bodice, and with a strip with piped edges running down each side to the hip seam. Near the waist on the left front is a panel of self material decorated with diamanté work in a circular design. The skirt is gathered onto the bodice at hip level, and has six panels, each with a circular diamanté motif similar to that on the bodice. With a silk taffeta underskirt in pale turquoise which is joined at the hip.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1927 (made)


Jenny (Jeanne Adele Bernard), born 1872 - died 1962 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk taffeta and diamantés

Marks and inscriptions

'1843 Modele Depose / JENNY / PARIS / UNIS FRANCE'
On silk label woven black on white, in bodice side seam

Handwritten on cotton tape inside lower hem of skirt


Length: 39 in shoulder to hem, Circumference: 33 in bust

Descriptive line

Evening dress 'Califournie' of silk taffeta, designed by Jenny, Paris, 1927


Taffeta; Diamantés


Fashion; Evening wear; Women's clothes; Textiles

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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