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Evening dress

Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lisi, Ben de, born 1955 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Viscose and nylon jersey

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.26-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Known for his glamorous ultra-feminine designs, Ben de Lisi is celebrated above all for slinky black evening wear, like this gown. The contours of the body are enhanced by diagonal lines of stylised roses snaking around the garment. The seductively low-cut back has shoulder straps that knot together at the centre back and flare out as trailing, hem-length streamers.

Physical description

Black viscose and nylon jersey bias-cut evening dress with a low-cut back and shoulder straps that knot together at the centre and trail out to become hem-length streamers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1996 (made)

Artist/maker

Lisi, Ben de, born 1955 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Viscose and nylon jersey

Descriptive line

Viscose and nylon jersey bias-cut evening dress, designed by Ben de Lisi, 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. p. 205

Labels and date

Known for his glamorous, ultra-feminine designs, Ben de Lisi is celebrated above all for slinky black evening wear. The contours of the body are enhanced by diagonal lines of stylised roses snaking around the garment. The seductively low-cut back has shoulder straps that knot together at the centre back and flare out as trailing, hem-length streamers. [1997]

Production Note

mid 1996

Materials

Viscose; Nylon jersey

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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