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Daria dress

Dress
2019
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Molly Goddard is a London-based designer known particularly for her voluminous tulle dresses constructed with traditional hand-smocking techniques. Since her debut at London Fashion Week in September 2014, Goddard has grown an international reputation and in May 2018 she won the BFC Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award. This dress is from Goddard’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, first shown at London Fashion Week in February 2019. It was hand-smocked by her team in East London and comprises 61 metres of nylon tulle net. It took three full days to make this dress. With three metres used for each sleeve, and a hem measuring 60 metres, this dress was the largest that Goddard had made to date (it has sincebeen superseded in subsequent collections).


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-smocking, nylon tulle.
Brief Description
'Daria' dress, hand-smocked nylon tulle, Molly Goddard, London, Autumn/Winter 2019
Physical Description
Full-length dress of hand-smocked nylon tulle. The dress features ruffles created by smocking on the bodice and skirt which frame the wide, off-the-shoulder neckline. The full-length sleeves are multi-layer and voluminous and gathered into ruffles at the cuff. A single layer of tulle over each shoulder supports the bodice of the dress. The wide, full skirt has a hem meauring 60 metres.
Dimensions
  • Width: 165cm (Approx. width of hem when mounted)
Production typesmall batch
Credit line
Given by Molly Goddard
Object history
This dress is from Goddard’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, first shown at London Fashion Week in February 2019. Only three versions of this dress were produced: the version produced for the catwalk show (later worn by Edie Campbell, with the sleeves removed, to the MET Gala in May 2019), which will be kept in the Molly Goddard in-house archive; a version worn by popstar Joey Yung; and this version, originally produced for display in the Costume Institute at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s CAMP: Notes on Fashionexhibition and subsequently donated to the V&A Museum.
Summary
Molly Goddard is a London-based designer known particularly for her voluminous tulle dresses constructed with traditional hand-smocking techniques. Since her debut at London Fashion Week in September 2014, Goddard has grown an international reputation and in May 2018 she won the BFC Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award. This dress is from Goddard’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, first shown at London Fashion Week in February 2019. It was hand-smocked by her team in East London and comprises 61 metres of nylon tulle net. It took three full days to make this dress. With three metres used for each sleeve, and a hem measuring 60 metres, this dress was the largest that Goddard had made to date (it has sincebeen superseded in subsequent collections).
Collection
Accession Number
T.8-2020

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record createdSeptember 25, 2019
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