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Evening dress

Design House:
House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889)
Designer:
Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946)
Date:
ca. 1930
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Jill L. Leinbach & Mr. James L. Long in memory of their mother, Mrs. Jane P. Long, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.377.1a–c
Not on view
A silk tulle skirt is obscured by bias ruffles, bringing the relatively flat bias construction of Vionnet to a more three dimensional application. Other bias bands crisscross at the neckline, joined imperceptibly to the body of the dress by a narrow web of tulle.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Haute Couture," December 7, 1995–March 24, 1996.

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