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Evening dress

Design House:
Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937)
Date:
1909–10
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter, 1940
Accession Number:
C.I.40.27.2
Not on view
Indicative of the Directoire Revival around 1910 with raised waist and columnar body, this gown suggests historical acuity. Its textile opulence speaks, however, more directly of its own era with hints of exoticism and with the rich textile combinations and complications of the early twentieth century.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Haute Couture," December 7, 1995–March 24, 1996.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bloom: Fashion's Spring Gardens," March 30, 1995–August 20, 1995.

Museum of Costume Art. "The Coming Silhouette," April 16, 1942–July 4, 1942.

National Gallery of Victoria. "Fabulous Fashion (1907–67)," 1981.

Portland Art Museum. "50 Years of Costume, Costumes from 1900-1950 from the Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 16, 1978–April 2, 1978.

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