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Cocktail dress

Cocktail dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 1950s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Molyneux, Edward, born 1891 - died 1974 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    machine stitched tulle, satin, and woven silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Isabel Moss

  • Museum number:

    T.815-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Short cocktail dress with tight bodice, short puffy sleeves and deep round decollete gathered on an elastic band. Tutu like skirt on formed pleated tulle. The dress is made of a black largely woven silk over a brown largely woven silk and tulle. Under the bodice, there is a heavily boned bustier, fastened on the side with press buttons and hooks. The dress has a large sash of black satin around the waist.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 1950s (made)

Artist/maker

Molyneux, Edward, born 1891 - died 1974 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

machine stitched tulle, satin, and woven silk

Dimensions

Length: 98 cm, Width: 103 cm

Materials

Silk; Tulle; Satin

Techniques

Machine sewing

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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