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Dress of Metallic Floral Brocade and Black Net

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992102

Title

Dress of Metallic Floral Brocade and Black Net

Description

Dress of light green silk georgette with black net overlay trimmed with panels and overskirt of flowered brocade with metallic threads.

Date

1915-1925

Subject

Evening Dresses; 1910's; female

Extent

chest = 39, slightly dropped waist = 35.5, length at center back = 45.25

Medium

silk, cotton, metal

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1910's

Rights

Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. Reuse, reproduction and publication of these images is prohibited. For more information contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC1992102

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 4/25/1993, 11/11/11, 2015-10-26

Dimensions Chest

39

Dimensions Waist

35.5

Dimensions CB Length

45.25

Dimensions Other

slightly dropped waist = 35.5 length at center back = 45.25

References

Coates, 140 (1997) Moore, 172 (1919) Arnold, 1860-1940, 66 (c.1917-18) Bradfield, 351 (1919), 345-8 (1914) Waugh, The Cut of Women's Clothes, 289 (1921)

Gender

female

Category

Evening Dresses

Classification

Dress

Exhibitions

Vassar Girls and Other Women

Public Information

This dress is another example of the transition between the forms of the nineteenth and the twentieth century; it represents a moment right before the full achievement of fashion's focus on the body in motion. Here we begin to see some of the strong straight lines that are fully achieved in the Twenties, but the shirring of the net still retains some of the curves and bulk of earlier periods, and the figure is still somewhat static.

Condition Term

excellent

Treatment

Steamed on 2015-10-21 by Asia Howard and Esther Kim to prepare for display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Displayed with a white silk slip.

Mannequin

size 14, 1977

Storage Location

M5

Repository

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

Exhibition Notes

18 evening dress of metallic flowered brocade and black net, 1915-1925 1992.102 This dress is another example of the transition between the forms of the nineteenth and the twentieth century; it represents a moment right before the full achievement of fashion's focus on the body in motion. Here we begin to see some of the strong straight lines that are fully achieved in the Twenties, but the shirring of the net still retains some of the curves and bulk of earlier periods, and the figure is still somewhat static.
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