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Description

White silk crepe with pearl and bead trim; "V" shaped bodice with silk gauze insert having cream satin bow and drawstring, making squared neckline and blouson bodice; short puffed tulle sleeves; sleeves, neckline, center front and shoulders trimmed with strands of beadwork with pearls, large circular motif and smaller graduated pearls; back has drawstring neckline; boned; lined with taffeta, hook and eye and secondary overlapping closure at center back; with pleats for fullness; front has cut away hem revealing panel of mousseline de soie with 4 deep tucks, center layer of train is drawn up into a knot to reveal under layer of same crepe; train lined with cream wool flannel.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1909
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
crepe (textile)
machine-made
pearl (animal material)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Crepe
crepe (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
evening dresses (garments)
fancy dress
Formal
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Pearl
pearl (animal material)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1963.222
Credit Line
Info under history (provenance) is never to appear on any label.
GUSN
46771

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