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APPLIED ART : COSTUME

Object Name

dress

Maker

Lynn-Mar (Primary maker)
Lynn-Mar (Maker)

Date Made

1999
1999

Place Made

Ireland
Ireland

Description

Long sheath sleeveless evening dress of white net embroidered in floral design and heavily embellished with clear bugle beads, silver beads of various sizes, silver sequins, narrow silver ribbon and silver thread. The satin face of the light cream lining can just be seen through the net. Center back zip. Stiffened grey lurex shoe string straps have been sewn on quite roughly (adjusted or added for a show?) Fringing in a band 27.5cm wide and max 18cm long hangs over the shoulder from the straps, composed of looped straps of clear bugle beads and pearls held together at two points by fine metal strips interlocked. Label woven black on white 'LYNN-MAR/MADE IN IRELAND'. Slight train. From exhibition label, early 2000s Heavily beaded evening dress, Winter 1999 Lyn-Mar Bought as the Irish designer outfit of Autumn.Winter 1999, this dress typifies the heavily beaded dresses which were very popular that winter as everyone prepared for the Millenium Eve party.

Materials

lurex : satin

Catalogue Number

BELUM.T4079

Copyright

National Museums NI
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