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Evening dress

Designer:
Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)
Maker:
Sophie Gimbel (American, Houston, Texas 1898–1981 New York)
Date:
1925
Culture:
American or European
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Sophie Gimbel, 1946
Accession Number:
C.I.46.16.10
Not on view
This evening dress is cut on the straight – rather unusual for Vionnet at that time. Made of oyster-white silk crepe, it is overlaid with a draped fringe that flows over the body and cascades down the side, giving a most alluring and chic touch.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The 10s, the 20s, the 30s: Inventive Clothes (1909–1939)," December 13, 1973–September 3, 1974.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Fashion," October 23, 1967–January 1, 1968.

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. "Three Women: Vionnet, McCardell, Kawakubo," February 24, 1987–April 18, 1987.

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