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Black Cocktail Dress

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Identifier

VC2014004

Title

Black Cocktail Dress

Description

Black A-line cocktail dress; silk chiffon, taffeta, velvet; sleeveless v-neck; pleated shoulder detail; bodice chiffon pleated from shoulder to gathers at bust; black velvet waistband with shirring at sides, full accordion pleated skirt, gathered at waist, mid-calf length; layer of net under skirt chiffon; fully lined with taffeta.

Date

1956

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

31 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), 39.5 inches (center front length), 42.5 inches (center back length), 118.5 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 118.5 inches (hem circumference); 9 inches (armpit to waist)

Medium

chiffon
net
silk
taffeta
velvet

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

United States

Temporal Coverage

1950s

Rights

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

Is Referenced By

Fashion and Fashion Plates

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

VC2014004

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 2014-04-30

Taylor Bowen 2014-05-14

Color Main

black

Technique

machine sewing
hand sewing

Structure Silhouette

fit and flare

Closure Type

zipper

Closure Placement

center back closure

Structure Neckline

v-neck

Structure Sleeves

sleeveless

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Structure Skirt

pleated skirt

Structure Hem

mid calf length

Costume Component

lining

Dimensions Chest

31

Dimensions Waist

25

Dimensions Hips

40

Dimensions CF Length

39.5

Dimensions CB Length

42.5

Hem Circumference

118.5

Underarm to Waist

9

Dimensions Other

118.5 inches (hem circumference); 9 inches (armpit to waist)

Dimensions All

31 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), 39.5 inches (center front length), 42.5 inches (center back length), 118.5 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 118.5 inches (hem circumference); 9 inches (armpit to waist)

Wearer

Diane Friedman, Vassar Class of 1959

Donor

Diane Friedman

Date Earliest

1956

Date Latest

1956

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Evening dresses

Function

evening dress

Public Information

The donor wore this dress to the dance on Sophomore Fathers' Weekend at Vassar in 1956.

Condition Term

excellent

Treatment

Small fold at shoulder detail showing unfinished chiffon edge was tacked.

Storage Location

HANGING

Repository

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

Credit Line

donated by Diane Friedman, Vassar Class of 1959

Work Type

dress
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