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Evening gown

2006.44.1234 (RS11610)

Description

Violet colored evening gown with chiffon over layer with dark and light blue voided velvet floral designs. The dress has a silk and tulle attached slip. The gown has a v-shaped neckline and flowing elbow length sleeves. There is violet colored tulle at the neck and at the ends of the sleeves. There is a straight seam that is sewn across the natural waist. There is a diagonal seam from the left hip to the right ankle. The gown has a slightly flared skirt and seven rows of shirring at each shoulder. One seem on the right shoulder has a loose thread. The back of the dress has a v-shaped tulle insert in the center of the back panel. From the neck to the center of the back under each arm is an extra panel of chiffon that falls to the natural waist.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
chiffon
silk (fiber)
tulle (meshed textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
chiffon
Gown, Evening
gowns
silk (fiber)
tulle (meshed textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
17 12/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1234
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
189665

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