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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, glass beads, sequins (gelatin?), metal hooks and eyes, silk net

  • Museum number:

    T.35-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition space, case CA18

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)

Date

1912 (made)

Artist/maker

Lucile, born 1863 - died 1935 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk, chiffon, satin, embroidered and appliqued metal thread, glass beads, sequins (gelatin?), metal hooks and eyes, silk net

Dimensions

Weight: 2.4 kg, Height: 1550 mm Overall height, from top of shoulder to hem, Circumference: 1380 mm Circumference of hem, Circumference: 690 mm Circumference of waist, measured on outside of garment, around blue waist sash

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 purple silk overlaid with silk chiffon and satin, worn by Heather Firbank, designed by Lucile, London, 1912

Materials

Silk; Silk chiffon

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

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

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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