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Evening dress

Date:
ca. 1926
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
Length at CB (a): 38 in. (96.5 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 in. (109.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Anonymous gift, 1964
Accession Number:
2009.300.1314a, b
Not on view
This evening dress is an excellent example of the period. The 1920s was the era of the flapper and her nights were spent on the town, dancing and sipping cocktails. This dress has a more refined and interesting appearance because of the varying hues of pink in the surface decoration, which shows certain levels of quality in its workmanship. Having the tabard open at the sides is an interesting detail in that it shows off the decoration of the garment underneath, yet it is attached at the sides to control the movement of the floating panels underneath. To complete the dress, the scallops of the tabard mirror the petals of the underdress.
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