Evening Dress

1995 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a black jersey evening dress with a high sequinned keyhole neckline. It was designed by Jean Muir for her final collection (Autumn/Winter 1995).


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Materials and Techniques
Machine-sewn jersey
Brief Description
Evening dress, black jersey and sequins, Jean Muir, London, Autumn/Winter 1995
Physical Description
Evening dress of black jersey constructed of six panels. It is fitted to the body to the knee and it flares to floor level.The seams are top stiched for reinforcement and subtle decoration. The neckline has a keyhole shape and incorporates a sequinned stand-up collar. It is sleeveless.
Gallery Label
Miss Muir was set apart as a dressmaker by her pure, disciplined approach which ensured that designing, cutting, construction, and finishing were all accomplished to the most exacting standards. jersey is an extremely difficult fabric to handle and control but Jean Muir mastered it completely, ast his sensual evening dress with its provocative keyhole neckline reveals. Below a glistening stand-up collar 14 slender panles are immaculately seamed and top-stitched and gently flare over the body to the hem. Jean Muir was internationally famous for softly tailored, little black dresses in jersey.(1997)
Credit line
Given by Mr Harry Leuckert, on behalf of Jean Muir Ltd.
Object history
Registered File number 1996/698.
Production
For the Autumn/Winter collection in 1995
Summary
This is a black jersey evening dress with a high sequinned keyhole neckline. It was designed by Jean Muir for her final collection (Autumn/Winter 1995).
Bibliographic Reference
Mendes, Valerie. Black In Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Collection
Accession Number
T.218-1996

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record createdJanuary 24, 2003
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