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Cocktail dress

Black silk taffeta cocktail dress. Shallow scoop neckline, fitted bodice with underarm gussets and set-in full-length sleeves with button and loop closures, and layered petal skirt to just below the knee.

Provenance

Purchased from Dior Paris and worn by donor

Credit Line

Gift of Georgianna Powell

Paris (French), 1949

Accession Number

1999.247

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes