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APPLIED ART : COSTUME

Object Name

Evening Dress

Maker

Delbarre (MMe) (Primary maker)
Delbarre (MMe) (maker)
Delbarre (MMe)

Date Made

1900 circa
1900 circa

Place Made

England
England

Description

design : evening dress of grey silk with overlay of black net trimmed with black and silver sequins. From exhibition label early 2000s: The outline and coloures of evening dress were soft at the beginning of the century, and surface patterning and decoration became the focus of attention. This could easily lead to an overfussy look, but when effectively designed, as here, it could be both striking and elegant. The fashionable figure was full, mature, and heavily corsetted - dress was closely fitted under the soft layers of net and lace.

Materials

silk

Catalogue Number

BELUM.T1817

Copyright

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