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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Conran, Jasper, born 1960 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk and viscose devoré velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black silk and viscose devoré velvet high-waisted and bias-cut evening dress with a gentle flare.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1996 (made)


Conran, Jasper, born 1960 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk and viscose devoré velvet

Descriptive line

Silk and viscose devoré velvet evening dress, designed by Jasper Conran, Great Britain, 1996

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

De La Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997.

Labels and date

Jasper Conran is famed for his uncompromising use of black for both day and evening wear. This svelte, high-waisted, bias-cut dress flares gently to the hem. The black-on-black devoré design is in a powerful foliate pattern specially composed by Jasper Conran. Maximum effect is achieved by contrasting the matt black with the deeper black pile. [1997]


Silk (textile); Viscose


Devoré (technique); Velvet


Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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