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Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1932 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hartnell, Norman, born 1901 - died 1979 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk net, sequins, silk bugle beads, chiffon, satin, lined

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. E. Noton

  • Museum number:

    T.218-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evening dress of embroidered blue silk net with blue sequins interspaced with star shapes outlined in dark blue silk bugle beads, thinning towards the hem. Full length princess line with a low V-neck back and front, and it is sleeveless. The top of the shoulder strap is of plaited blue chiffon. There is a fluted basque of the same material, dipping at the front and shaped to a point at the centre back. The skirt flares from knee to hem. It fastens on the left side with hooks and eyes. The dress is mounted on a blue satin petticoat with a scalloped hem trimmed with a matching chiffon frill. The top is faced with écru net and the skirt is supported on a double layer of fine blue silk net, and a blue silk frill lined with matching chiffon. Stitched to a side seam of the petticoat is a white label machine-embroidered in yellow with 'Norman Hartnell, 10, Braton St., W.'.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1932 (designed)

Artist/maker

Hartnell, Norman, born 1901 - died 1979 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk net, sequins, silk bugle beads, chiffon, satin, lined

Marks and inscriptions

'Norman Hartnell, 10, Braton St., W.'
Machine-embroidered in yellow on a white label, stitched to a side seam of the petticoat

Dimensions

Circumference: 34 in bust, Circumference: 30 in waist

Descriptive line

Evening dress of embroidered silk net and chiffon with sequins and beads, designed by Norman Hartnell, London, ca. 1932

Categories

Evening wear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Embroidery; Textiles

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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