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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, UK (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    MacDonald, Julien, born 1972 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-knitted and hand-knitted viscose and lurex

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

V-neck t-shirts and 1930s bias-cut evening dresses inspired this intricately knitted evening dress with semi-circular train. The designer, Julien MacDonald, creates ingenious and highly complex knitted garments. This dress, for example, took him three weeks to make. It is intended to be worn with only a pair of black lace pants.

Physical description

Knitted evening dress with a semi-circular train. Machine-knitted and hand-knitted black viscose and lurex.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, UK (made)


1996 (made)


MacDonald, Julien, born 1972 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-knitted and hand-knitted viscose and lurex

Object history note

Part of an outfit with T.24:2-1997.

Descriptive line

Knitted evening dress of viscose and lurex, designed by Julien MacDonald, Great Britain, 1996

Exhibition History

The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997 (Victoria and Albert Museum 06/03/1997-27/07/1997)


Viscose; Lurex


Machine knitted; Hand knitted


Fashion; Evening wear; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection code