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Evening Gown

2006.44.1259AB (RS11951)

Description

Two piece hot pink satin gown with ivory lace and bead decoration. The bodice has elbow length satin sleeves with lace cuffs. The center section of the bodice panel has pink organdy and lace overlays. There is decorative multi-colored beading around the waist. There are multi-colored beaded rosettes across the shoulders. The bodice has a simple stand up collar with a lace overlay and a front 15 hook and loop closure. The interior of the bodice has eleven stays around the waist. There is also a stiff ribbon attached to the back of the waist with the following label: "Gale Gaylard New York". The back of the bodice has a pleated pink organdy center panel with lace panels on either side. The multi-colored beading continues around the waist and across the shoulders. The skirt is made of solid pink satin with a satin ruffle around the bottom hem. The skirt has a simple two hook and loop closure with one snap button at the waist. Inside the waistband is an attached bustle.

Details

Maker
Gale Gaylard (Maker)
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"Gale Gaylard New York" (Embroidered)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
lace (needlework)
satin
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
New York City (New York state)
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
evening dress (concept)
Gown, Evening
lace (needlework)
satin
Dimensions
13 13/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1259AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
189905

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