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Evening dress

Designer:
Marguerite
Date:
ca. 1915
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, fur
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
2009.300.3028
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.
Marking: Label: "Marguerite/665 Fifth Avenue/Frances Building"
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