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Evening dress

Designer:
Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)
Maker:
Sophie Gimbel (American, Houston, Texas 1898–1981 New York)
Date:
1925
Culture:
American or European
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Sophie Gimbel, 1946
Accession Number:
C.I.46.16.10
Not on view
This evening dress is cut on the straight – rather unusual for Vionnet at that time. Made of oyster-white silk crepe, it is overlaid with a draped fringe that flows over the body and cascades down the side, giving a most alluring and chic touch.
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