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Evening dress

Department Store:
Martha Weathered, Inc.
Date:
ca. 1925
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, metal, rhinestones
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. C. M. Andrews, 1951
Accession Number:
2009.300.1171
Not on view
The varied light-reflective qualities of silver lace, silver lamé and rhinestones give this evening dress a festive and glamourous quality. Martha Weathered was a high-end women's retailer on Chicago's Michigan Avenue; this piece is an example of a good American-made 1920s dress.
Marking: Label: "Martha Weathered Inc./The Drake/Chicago/Paris/New York"
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