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Evening dress

Date:
1932–34
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. V. D. Crisp, 1963
Accession Number:
2009.300.1301
Not on view
This evening dress has great visual appeal, for the textile used at the hem of the skirt is extremely interesting. The feather pattern is elongated as the panel extends at the back, creating a stunning rear view. A unique detail, the embroidered eyelets in the center of the train allow for it to be hooked up at the waistline. This piece is an excellent example of the transitions that took place in the silhouette from the 1920s to 1930s.
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