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Dress of Metallic Floral Brocade and Black Net

Interior View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Interior View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Detail View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Detail View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Detail View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Interior View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Interior View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Back View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Back View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
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Front View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Front View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Detail View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Detail View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Interior View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Side View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress
Front View of Black and Mint Chiffon Dress

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.; Dress of mint green silk chiffon with black net overlay trimmed with panels and overskirt of flowered brocade with metallic threads. Bodice of green silk covered with shirred black net, square neckline, cap sleeves have layer of gold tone lace in between 2 layers of black net over green silk chiffon. Net undersleeves = above elbow length underarm where slit and net folded back, extending beyond elbow overarm. Back closure: hooks & eyes - ivory lining, snaps on chiffon and net. Waistband of brocade extends upwards to an asymmetrical point point at right front and right back. Shirred vertical net panel over right shoulder, and left entire bodice and shoulder. Shirred vertical net panel attached at each side in back, then falling and knitted together to form a V ending gold tone with balled fringe trim. Lining = ivory silk crepe. Net and green chiffon end in fine overlock type machine edge (not rolled). Other hems = turned and hand sewn. Brocade overskirt open at front to reveal net/chiffon panel, but forms entire back, draped slightly into asymmetrical poofs near knee length in back. Perspiration guards under arms. 2 1.25'' diameter metal weights sewn into hemline. Straight seams by machine, all else by hand.

Date

1915-1925

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

39 inches (chest), 35.5 inches (waist), 45.25 inches (center back length),

Medium

cotton
metal
silk

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1910s

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

VC1992102

Cataloguer with Date

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

Color Main

multi

Color Secondary

black

Dimensions Chest

39

Dimensions Waist

35.5

Dimensions CB Length

45.25

Dimensions All

39 inches (chest), 35.5 inches (waist), 45.25 inches (center back length),

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)

Date Earliest

1915

Date Latest

1925

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Evening Dresses

Function

evening 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.

Work Type

dress

Pattern

floral patterns
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