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Dress

Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1970s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk georgette

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs D.M. Haynes and Mrs M. Clark

  • Museum number:

    T.121-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleeveless dress of black silk georgette.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1970s (designed)

Artist/maker

Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk georgette

Object history note

Opal Holt was born in Canada in 1887 but lived in the US until the end of the Second World War. She travelled extensively between the wars and was in the first plane to land in Bali. She married Herbert Holt, a Canadian who lived a large part of his life in England, as her third husband in 1946. They came to England and Europe every summer and Opal Holt began buying clothes in Paris for her life in England, and for the Bahamas in Winter, over a period of about thirty years. She died in 1980.

Given by Mrs D.M Haynes and Mrs. Clark (nee Holt; Opal Holt's step-daughters).

Descriptive line

Dress of silk georgette, designed by Hubert de Givenchy, Paris, 1970s

Materials

Silk georgette

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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