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Women's Dress

Description

Light pink, silk, sleeveless, mid-length sheath dress covered with black, clear, and silver-tinted crystal beads. Silver-tinted beads form tight vertical lines which occaisonally open to reveal pink silk ground. Within openings are stylized, foliate motifs in clear and black beads. A deep fringe of heavy crystal beads hangs from the hem. A maker's label is sewn inside dress. Black ostrich feathers are sewn to left hip. Feathers form a spiral and a hanging "tail".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1920s
Inscriptions
"George L [illegible beneath slip] roi/ 24, rue Royal [illeg.] [in block letters] PARIS" (In script, gold thread stitched on white)
Location of origin
Paris, France, Europe
Material
crystal (lead glass)
feather (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Descriptive terms
crystal (lead glass)
Dress
dresses (garments)
feather (material)
silk (textile)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1993.526
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Tinkham
GUSN
174137

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