Dinner Gown

Description:

Dinner gown of red velvet. The full-length dress is of deep red velvet, embroidered in black to form an all-over pattern of "fish scales". Neckline is rounded, higher in front than back, and has full-length sleeves with a modified leg-of-mutton effect at the shoulders and zipper closures at wrists. The bodice is seamed, and has a natural waistline. The neckline, waistline, and upper part of sleeves/shoulders are edged in black cording/braid. Skirt is slightly gathered into the waistline braid. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye closure at neck. Small panel lining front of bodice at bust, the rest of the gown unlined.

No label sewn in garment, but retains original paper tag: obverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original"; reverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original / Fibre Content / 100% Wool / Style 121 / Size [blank] / Mat. [blank] / Account No. [blank]".

This gown is one of the "Dance Hall Girl" dresses from Ms. Maxwell's Southwest American Collection.

Creator(s): Maxwell, Vera
Location(s): United States - New York - New York City
Creation Date: 1966  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 128
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Maxwell, Vera

Also donor.

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1966
Coverage:
Place
United States - New York - New York City
Date
1966  
Description:

Dinner gown of red velvet. The full-length dress is of deep red velvet, embroidered in black to form an all-over pattern of "fish scales". Neckline is rounded, higher in front than back, and has full-length sleeves with a modified leg-of-mutton effect at the shoulders and zipper closures at wrists. The bodice is seamed, and has a natural waistline. The neckline, waistline, and upper part of sleeves/shoulders are edged in black cording/braid. Skirt is slightly gathered into the waistline braid. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye closure at neck. Small panel lining front of bodice at bust, the rest of the gown unlined.

No label sewn in garment, but retains original paper tag: obverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original"; reverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original / Fibre Content / 100% Wool / Style 121 / Size [blank] / Mat. [blank] / Account No. [blank]".

This gown is one of the "Dance Hall Girl" dresses from Ms. Maxwell's Southwest American Collection.

Physical Description:

Size 10

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Added Title: "Dance Hall Girl" Dress
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1971.007.001
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30090
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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