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Evening dress

Date:
1917–20
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; GIft of Frieda Sherman, 1965
Accession Number:
2009.300.386
Not on view
Dresses from the late 1910s are less common than those from later periods. This evening dress features an overskirt formed by a sewn rectangle that is allowed to drape at the sides, creating a modified pannier and well-executed embroidery with an early-19th century feel. Both are construction details that are representative of the time.
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