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Woman's evening dress

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a) an evening dress (about size 40) of bright green with all-over pattern of curves, triangles, and checker board woven with silver and gold thread; simple top, V neck front and low V neck back, slight gathers on sides and center front suggesting waistline, green velvet flowers center back, deep...

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Bought for the orchid ball. 1938- The Orchid Ball- a debutante ball given by Mrs. Albert Cameron Burrage for her grand-daughter, Elizabeth Burrage Chalifoux, at the Louis XIV Ballroom, Hotel Somerset, Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. L. Earle Rowe

American, about 1938

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall (dress): 151 x 82.1 cm (59 7/16 x 32 5/16 in.) Overall (belt): 136 x 61 cm (53 9/16 x 24 in.) Overall (slip): 151 x 82.1 cm (59 7/16 x 32 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with silver and gold-colored metallic threads, silk velvet, silk crepe bodice lining, and metal hook and snap closures


Textiles and Fashion Arts