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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jean Muir, born 1928 - died 1995 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-sewn jersey

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Harry Leuckert, on behalf of Jean Muir Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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).

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.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1995 (made)


Jean Muir, born 1928 - died 1995 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-sewn jersey

Object history note

Registered File number 1996/698.

Descriptive line

Evening dress, black jersey and sequins, Jean Muir, London, Autumn/Winter 1995

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mendes, Valerie. Black In Fashion. London: V&A Publications, 1999.

Labels and date

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]

Production Note

For the Autumn/Winter collection in 1995


Jersey; Sequins


Machine sewing


Fashion; Women's clothes


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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