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Evening Dress

1912 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, chiffon, satin, embroidered and appliqued metal thread, glass beads, sequins (gelatin?), metal hooks and eyes, silk net
Brief Description
Evening dress of purple silk overlaid with silk chiffon and satin, worn by Heather Firbank, designed by Lucile, London, 1912
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.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 2.4kg
  • Overall height, from top of shoulder to hem height: 1550mm (Note: Measured flat on table. )
  • Circumference of hem circumference: 1380mm
  • Circumference of waist, measured on outside of garment, around blue waist sash circumference: 690mm (Note: Measured flat on table)
Production typeHaute couture
Object history
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.35-1960

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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