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Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress

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Front View of Pink 1950's Formal Dress
Detail View of Pink 1950's Formal Dress

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2011008

Title

Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress

Description

Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress; light pink silk, light pink feathers, nude nylon mesh, metal zipper and hook, white elastic; sweetheart neckline with a split and overlap detail on the front of shoulder, 1.5 inch "sleeve" piece, neckline extends to top of shoulder where it "splits", bodice has both princess seams and waist darts, and a CF seam that extends the length of dress, full flared skirt trimmed with a tonal band of fabric, bow, and feather fringe, low cut back, princess seams and waist darts in back too, zipper CB to hips, same overlap detail behind shoulder, inset pockets at skirt hips, elastic inside at shoulder straps, built-in crinoline, monogrammed handkerchief in pocket

Creator

Edward Abbott

Date

1956

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

34 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (center front length), 40 inches (center back length),

Medium

elastic
nylon
feathers
silk

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

United States

Temporal Coverage

1950s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2011008ab

Cataloguer with Date

Chloë Boxer, 5/2/2011

Color Main

pink

Dimensions Chest

34

Dimensions Waist

25

Dimensions CF Length

40

Dimensions CB Length

40

Dimensions All

34 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (center front length), 40 inches (center back length),

Label

Edward Abbott

Wearer

Laurie McDonald Meigs

Donor

Laurie McDonald Meigs

Date Earliest

1956

Date Latest

1956

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Evening Dresses

Condition Term

good

Condition

reddish brown stains at top left bust, slight staining and pinprick holes at CF neckline, as if for a pin; dark reddish brown stain on feathers front left

Storage Location

F8

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Work Type

dress
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