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Black dotted net with velvet diamonds and bands, over black satin; Bodice (A) - squared neckline trimmed with white tulle and 3 bands of velvet alternate with white lace; cream lace stomacher with 2 black satin bows; blouson; boned; 3/4 length sleeves with deep lace double ruffle with black satin bow; pleated black satin waistband with large round pleated satin rosette with button in center; Skirt (B) - matching skirt; bands of black velvet with large velvet diamonds; medallions at hem; 3 velvet bands around ehm; chevron bands of velvet as border; satin lining with black chiffon overlay, and heavy corded hem; black satin ruching as dust ruffle; train; metal bonedbands along seams at back, and across seams to hold fullness in place; smocking around waist with hook and eye closure at back.
velvet (fabric weave)
evening dresses (garments)
Woven label on waistband of bodice: ""Jeanne Hallee/ ? Rue Ville Leveque/Paris""
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Hallee, Jeanne (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman