Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Henry Beale Spelman and Mrs. John Taylor Arm in memory of their mother, Mrs. Henry Frothingham Noyes, 1942
Not on view
This evening dress reflects the transitional period around 1915 when dressmaking included a mix of materials. Here chiffon, fur and velvet are used. The silhouette shows the popular pannier shape of the time. Although a variety of textiles were employed, the design is less complex than the embellished work of the Belle Époque.