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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1912 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucile, born 1863 - died 1935 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, chiffon, satin, embroidered and appliqued metal thread

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evening dress of purple silk overlaid with purple silk chiffon and satin. With a pleated satin waistband, two dramatic purple silk tassels at the side of the hip, a bodice draped with chiffon, elbow length sleeves and an inner bodice bust and back trimmed with appliqué metallic purple and silver embroidery.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1912 (made)


Lucile, born 1863 - died 1935 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk, chiffon, satin, embroidered and appliqued metal thread


Weight: 2.4 kg

Object history note

Worn by Miss Heather Firbank. A small hand-written tag found in this dress with "Miss Firbank" pencilled on reappears in other labelled Lucile garments from the same collection, but not in garments labelled by other designers.

Descriptive line

Evening dress of silk overlaid with silk chiffon and satin, designed by Lucile, London, 1912


Evening wear; Formal wear; Women's clothes; Fashion; Textiles; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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