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Evening Dress With Skirt

Winter 1995 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This dramatic outfit, by the designer Idol, was specially created for the Christmas window display at Liberty, the department store in Regent Street, London. Made in 1995, it was inspired by Medieval and Renaissance dress. The print is contemporary, yet harmonises perfectly with the theatrical and historical mood. The overdress has a shirred, high waist and an immensely full skirt is supported by multi-layered tulle petticoats. The beadwork is inspired by Uzbekistani craftsmanship.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Coat
  • Skirt
Materials and Techniques
Printed silk velvet with smocking and beading, and machine-lace and tulle
Brief Description
Printed silk velvet evening overdress with a machine-lace skirt, designed by Idol for Liberty & Co. Ltd., Great Britain, 1995
Physical Description
Scarlet printed silk velvet evening overdress with smocking and beading, and a gold machine-lace skirt with a supporting tulle petticoat.
Production typeUnique
Gallery Label
Specially created for display in Liberty's Christmas windows, this dramatic outift was inspired by Medieval and Renaissance dress. The print is utterly contemporary, yet harmonises perfectly with the theatrical and historical mood. The overdress has a shirred, high waist and an immensely full skirt is supported by multi-layered tulle petticoats. The beadwork is inspired by Uzbekistani craftsmanship.(1997)
Credit line
Given by the designers
Production
Christmas Collection 1995



Reason For Production: Commission
Summary
This dramatic outfit, by the designer Idol, was specially created for the Christmas window display at Liberty, the department store in Regent Street, London. Made in 1995, it was inspired by Medieval and Renaissance dress. The print is contemporary, yet harmonises perfectly with the theatrical and historical mood. The overdress has a shirred, high waist and an immensely full skirt is supported by multi-layered tulle petticoats. The beadwork is inspired by Uzbekistani craftsmanship.
Collection
Accession Number
T.12:1, 2-1997

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record createdOctober 1, 2003
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