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Black taffeta; chemisette with high boned collar, trimmed with black polka dotted net; bolero style bodice with black bows, ruching and tucks; same on puffed sleeves with polka dotted undersleeves; boned all around waist with tucks stitched all around waist; skirt has 3 bands of black ruching; full skirt, weighted; train; bodice lining of white taffeta with ruffle around chest; hook and eye closure at back; black taffeta bustle ruched panel at back waist. Jacket (B) - black taffeta; deep V-neckline trimmed with lace of silver metallic thread wound around pale green; pleats at shoulders; very full shoulder ruffle with ruching; open armscye to waist; pleated self-belt with hook and eye and 4 decorative silver buttons with purple glass center; skirted/peplum, longer in back.
evening dress (concept)
Woven label on dress: ""Monteil/12 Rue Legendre Parc Monceau/Paris"" Black label on overbodice: ""Monteil/32. Rue Drouot Paris"" Hooks stamped: ""NICHOLLS PAT""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
A Monteil (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman