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Evening dress and jacket

Evening dress and jacket

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Langberg, Jorn (designer)
    Christian Dior London Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk gazar and knife-pleated georgette, lined

  • Credit Line:

    Worn by Mrs Sarah McAlpine

  • Museum number:

    T.312 to B-1978

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA15 []

Physical description

Summer evening suit comprising a jacket, skirt and bodice. Embroidered white silk gazar jacket with purple, green, white and blue trailing floral design with bead accents, worn over a knife-pleated white silk georgette skirt which has a matching one-shouldered sleeveless bodice in pleated silk georgette to enable it to be worn as an evening dress.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Langberg, Jorn (designer)
Christian Dior London Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk gazar and knife-pleated georgette, lined

Object history note

Made especially for Mrs Sarah McAlpine for summer evening wear, originally as a skirt and jacket. After Mrs McAlpine realised that she wanted to wear the jacket open and occasionally remove it when it was too warm, Dior London made an evening bodice for the skirt to enable it to be worn as an evening dress

Descriptive line

Evening suit comprising a jacket, skirt and bodice of embroidered silk gazar and georgette, designed by Jorn Langberg for Christian Dior London Ltd., London, 1972

Materials

Gazar; Georgette

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear; Embroidery

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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