Evening dress, Weeks (French), silk, metal, glass, French

Evening dress

Designer:
Weeks (French)
Date:
ca. 1911
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metal, glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. C. Phillip Miller, 1957
Accession Number:
C.I.57.17.3
Not on view
The silhouette of the 1910s is a revival of the Directoire and Empire styles, but here it is blended with a turn-of-the-century monobosom. Once again, a new silhouette was founded in reference to past style. The revealing neckline conforms to an unsupported bust, creating a soft, languorous silhouette.
Marking: [label] "Weeks Blvd/Hausmann/Paris"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Fashion," October 23, 1967–January 1, 1968.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "La Belle Epoque," December 6, 1982–September 4, 1983.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bare Witness," April 2, 1996–August 18, 1996.