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Navy Evening Dress

Accession

1-980-11-07812

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

ca. 1980s

Style Period

Description

This navy wool evening dress has a V neckline, 3/4 inch sleeves, and a hem length hitting at the shin. It has a centre-front crystal button closure beginning at the neckline and hitting the edge of the wool. The straight drop-waist bodice ends just below the bum where it is cut into an upside-down "V" shape and a large strip of gathered navy silk begins. The same navy satin is used for an asymmetrical silk bow at the centre point of the V neckline and for cuffs on the sleeves.

Condition

excellent

Colour

Material

Measurements

waist is 34"

Donor