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Evening Bodice

1937-1939 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Evening dress bodice composed of wide pale pink satin ribbon. The cups have pointed tops and darts, with a large double triangular pleat between them. The back edges have holes for a lace fastening. Two narrow, pink shoulder straps are attached to the back panels of the bodice. It is quite high waisted with a jagged lower edge.

There is a rough seam line with remnants of tacking stitches, which indicates that the bodice was once attached to a skirt.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Satin
Brief description
Evening bodice of satin, designed by Charles James, France, 1937-1939
Physical description
Evening dress bodice composed of wide pale pink satin ribbon. The cups have pointed tops and darts, with a large double triangular pleat between them. The back edges have holes for a lace fastening. Two narrow, pink shoulder straps are attached to the back panels of the bodice. It is quite high waisted with a jagged lower edge.

There is a rough seam line with remnants of tacking stitches, which indicates that the bodice was once attached to a skirt.
DimensionsDress size 12 (approx.)
Credit line
Given by Miss Philippa Barnes
Collection
Accession number
T.288-1978

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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