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Velvet Evening Ensemble

Accession

1-989-15-00045

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

1989

Style Period

Description

This three-piece Russian-inspired evening ensemble is comprised of a taffeta and velvet dress, a velvet bolero, and a cummerbund.

The full-length dress has a sweetheart neckline, a strapless velvet bodice with a mock lace-up peasant centre-front closure, and a drop waist. The black poofy skirt is lined with red taffeta and has a graceful train.

The red velvet bolero jacket is hip-length with leg-o-mutton gathered sleeves, deep cuffs, and a black ribbon tie closure at the neck. It has rounded edges along the chest and neck. There is black embroidery and beading along each side of the front of the jacket and along the hem, cuffs, and top o f the neckline. The back neckline of the jacket forms a V with a black tassel hanging at the lowest point of the V. There is beading along the entire jacket.

The red velvet cummerbund has black beeding and knotted tassels along the edge of the band and hanging over the hips.

Condition

excellent

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Technique

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