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Evening gown

Multi-layered strapless gown in orange/red with an overlay of spotted tulle net and swagged detail to the rear. Hook and eye closures in back. Interior label: "VICTOR STIEBEL AT JACQMAR 16 GROSVENOR ST, LONDON, W.I."


2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, about 1950

  • Designed for Jacqmar, English (founded 1932)
  • Designed by Victor Stiebel, English, born in South Africa, 1907–1976

Center back: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk or synthetic tulle and rayon plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts