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Dress (A): Black satin with black striped lace and chiffon tunic overdress; round neckline with cream chiffon and black net insert (with elastic at neck); embroidered band with black lattice and beads around neck, sleeves, side seams and hem of over tunic; triple sleeves - short - double black striped lace - 1st has embroidered border, 2nd has black satin cuff; 3rd sleeve has cream chiffon lining with black net and gathered with elastic at cuff; pleated black satin belt with decorative buckle at left back; hemof tunic overdress has beaded fringe; bodice lined with cream taffeta and taffeta ruffle to accentuate bust; hem has pleated satin dust ruffle; slight train. Chemisette (B) - black striped lace with cream chiffon lining; high boned collar with 2 velvet bands; sleeveless; hook and eye closure at back; elastic waist with 2 satin loops and very long cream satin ribbon ties.
evening dresses (garments)
Stamped on waistband: ""Suzanne Perois/24 Rue St. Augustin/Paris""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Perois, Suzanne (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman