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"La Sirène"

Designer:
Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978)
Date:
1941
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Bequest of Marta C. Raymond, 1989
Accession Number:
2009.300.576
Not on view
This sensuously shaped dress, popularly known as the Lobster dress, is essentially a gathered tube. With the exception of the draping to create the bust and back bodice, the gown is a series of horizontal release tucks.
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