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Evening dress and shoes
  • Evening dress and shoes
    Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927
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Evening dress and shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    February 1964 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)
    Mancini, Rene (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    lace, raffia embroidery and beading

  • Credit Line:

    Worn and given by Mrs Pierre Schlumberger

  • Museum number:

    T.227-1974

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, mezzanine, case x23, shelf FIG2 []

Physical description

High necked, sleeveless evening dress, fitted. Coral coloured lace re-embroidered with beads and raffia. Shoes to match, with their own shoe trees.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

February 1964 (made)

Artist/maker

Givenchy, Hubert de, born 1927 (designer)
Mancini, Rene (maker)

Materials and Techniques

lace, raffia embroidery and beading

Dimensions

Circumference: 38 cm waist, Length: 146 cm shoulder to hem

Object history note

Dated very precisely to 10 February 1964, probably the date of the fashion show.
A very similar, if not identical, Givenchy model is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institiute (acc no 1974.184.2)

Descriptive line

Full length evening dress encrusted with coral beading and raffia embroidery

Materials

Lace; Raffia; Beads; Coral

Techniques

Embroidery; Beading; Shoe-making

Categories

Fashion; Evening wear; Formal wear; Footwear; Clothing

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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