Ensemble - Jacket and Dress

Description:

Evening ensemble of a dress, jacket and belt.

The full-length sleeveless evening dress is of black silk, with a slim silhouette. It has a wide, shallow V-neck at front, and has decorative twist in the fabric at back, which creates a deeper V. The wide straps are ruched at front with non-functional rhinestone-encrusted clasps sewn to them. The bodice has decorative seaming under bust and around the hips. The dress has a black silk belt with a rhinestone-encrusted "buckle", which functions as a large hook-and-eye rather than a buckle.

The jacket is of matching black silk, lined with a cream-colored taffeta. The short, bell-shaped sleeves have a second "layer" creating the effect of a wide ruffle. Padded tubes of silk curve along each shoulder, tapering under the arm at front and back. There is a center front opening with no closure, which is "cut away" in a curve at front, giving the overall effect of a miniature 'cropped' opera cape.

No labels in either garment.

Possibly acquired by Ms. Hewett in France in the 1930's while studying medieval music manuscripts.

Creator(s): Unknown
Creation Date: 1935  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 135
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1935
Coverage:
Date
1935  
Description:

Evening ensemble of a dress, jacket and belt.

The full-length sleeveless evening dress is of black silk, with a slim silhouette. It has a wide, shallow V-neck at front, and has decorative twist in the fabric at back, which creates a deeper V. The wide straps are ruched at front with non-functional rhinestone-encrusted clasps sewn to them. The bodice has decorative seaming under bust and around the hips. The dress has a black silk belt with a rhinestone-encrusted "buckle", which functions as a large hook-and-eye rather than a buckle.

The jacket is of matching black silk, lined with a cream-colored taffeta. The short, bell-shaped sleeves have a second "layer" creating the effect of a wide ruffle. Padded tubes of silk curve along each shoulder, tapering under the arm at front and back. There is a center front opening with no closure, which is "cut away" in a curve at front, giving the overall effect of a miniature 'cropped' opera cape.

No labels in either garment.

Possibly acquired by Ms. Hewett in France in the 1930's while studying medieval music manuscripts.

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Contributor(s):
Added Title: Dress
Added Title: Jacket
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1978.015.004
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30154
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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