Evening Dress

Description:

Ensemble consisting of jacket and skirt.

A) Jacket. The fitted black velvet jacket is encrusted with gold braid/ribbon in a lattice/trellis pattern over the entire surface, with added buttons, cabochons, beads, etc. lavishly sewn over the surface. The jacket has a no collar, and short capped sleeves. From the natural waist flares a peplum. The jacket has a center front closure of hooks-and-eyes. Unlined, it has built-in shoulder pads.
No label in jacket.

B) Straight skirt is full-length, of heavy black crepe. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at waistband.
Designer's label inside skirt at side seam: "Adrian / Custom", along with a second label, typed on white grosgrain ribbon, sewn in: "Neiman Marcus 417 / Size 12".

Creator(s): Adrian, Gilbert
Location(s): United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Creation Date: 1945/1949  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 13
Past 30 days: 1
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Creator (Designer):
Adrian, Gilbert

Adrian, Gilbert (b. Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA, 1903 - d. Los Angeles, California, USA, 1959)

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1945/1949
Coverage:
Place
United States - California - Los Angeles County - Los Angeles
Date
1945/1949  
Description:

Ensemble consisting of jacket and skirt.

A) Jacket. The fitted black velvet jacket is encrusted with gold braid/ribbon in a lattice/trellis pattern over the entire surface, with added buttons, cabochons, beads, etc. lavishly sewn over the surface. The jacket has a no collar, and short capped sleeves. From the natural waist flares a peplum. The jacket has a center front closure of hooks-and-eyes. Unlined, it has built-in shoulder pads.
No label in jacket.

B) Straight skirt is full-length, of heavy black crepe. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at waistband.
Designer's label inside skirt at side seam: "Adrian / Custom", along with a second label, typed on white grosgrain ribbon, sewn in: "Neiman Marcus 417 / Size 12".

Note:

This garment reflects Adrian's celebration of the lifting of wartime restrictions on types and quantities of materials and trimmings that could be used in making clothes.

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Contributor(s):
  • Donor : Neiman-Marcus Neiman-Marcus Co. (est. 1907 by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1986.011.015
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc283753
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image