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Evening dress

Department Store:
Weeks (French)
Date:
1910
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, linen
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 74 in. (188 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the estate of Mrs. Arthur F. Schermerhorn, 1957
Accession Number:
2009.300.246
Not on view
Transitioning from the popular S-curve silhouette, this fashionable and eye-catching dress is more streamlined, with a slightly raised waist, introducing a more modern look. What is of most interest is the surprising combination of materials, using both polka dots and paisley patterns. Both of these prints have sustained the fashion cycle and remain familiar to our twentieth century eye.
Marking: Label: "Weeks/28 Bd. Haussmann/Paris"
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