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Evening dress

Pinkish taupe velvet dress and belt; embroidered with purplish pink beads and gold thread in symmetrical design of palmettes covering most of dress; straight cut, sleeveless, narrow skirt; b) belt with wider panel in center front. About size 40.


Dress belonged to Mrs. Jackson H. Randolph Ray of New York (her husband is Rector of the Little Church around the Corner), granddaughter of Dean Hoffman.

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Gift of Mrs. L. Earle Rowe

American, 1927

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embroidered with beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts