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Lehar

  • Object:

    Dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1972-1973 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fleetwood, Ken, born 1930 - died 1996 (designer)
    Amies, Hardy, born 1909 - died 2003 (designed for)
    Stanley William Lock (embroiderer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chiffon hand beaded with gold and silver beads and brilliants

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hardy Amies

  • Museum number:

    T.256-1973

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evening dress of cream chiffon entirely hand beaded. The design shows vertical lines of bugles in gold and silver embroidered with gold and silver beads to form alternating series of diamonds. Those on the bodice have a brilliant in the centre.

The dress is of 'Princess line', straight out with a round neck and short sleeves. It is lined with darker chiffon that of the ground. It fastens at the centre back with a zip.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1972-1973 (designed)

Artist/maker

Fleetwood, Ken, born 1930 - died 1996 (designer)
Amies, Hardy, born 1909 - died 2003 (designed for)
Stanley William Lock (embroiderer)

Materials and Techniques

Chiffon hand beaded with gold and silver beads and brilliants

Marks and inscriptions

'Lehar'
Label, written in ink, stitched at the neck. It refers presumably to the name of the model.

Descriptive line

Evening dress of embroidered chiffon, 'Lehar', designed by Ken Fleetwood for Hardy Amies and embroidered by Stanley William Lock, London, 1972-1973.

Categories

Evening wear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Embroidery

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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