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Black & White Dress

Accession

1-980-14-07950

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

ca. 1980s

Style Period

Description

This knee-length evening dress has a deep V neckline and a black taffeta bodice with an empire waistline. It has slight gathering at the back and elbow-length puff sleeves with gathering at the shoulders. There is a large black velvet bow at the centre of the waistline. Below the empire waistline is black and white polka-dotted taffeta with princess lines and darts which continue to a 19" wide block/ strip of taffeta around the hem of the dress. There is a small velvet ribbon trim along the top of the taffeta hem.

Condition

very good

Colour

Material

Pattern

Measurements

size 12

Donor