Women's Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1920s

GUSN

GUSN-174137

Description

Light pink, silk, sleeveless, mid-length sheath dress covered with black, clear, and silver-tinted crystal beads. Silver-tinted beads form tight vertical lines which occaisonally open to reveal pink silk ground. Within openings are stylized, foliate motifs in clear and black beads. A deep fringe of heavy crystal beads hangs from the hem. A maker's label is sewn inside dress. Black ostrich feathers are sewn to left hip. Feathers form a spiral and a hanging "tail".

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
silk (textile)
crystal (lead glass)
feather (material)
Women's clothing
Dress

Inscription

"George L [illegible beneath slip] roi/ 24, rue Royal [illeg.] [in block letters] PARIS" (In script, gold thread stitched on white)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Paris, France, Europe

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Tinkham

Accession Number

1993.526

Places

Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)