Patchwork Dress

Description:

Dress made of multiple fabrics including velvet, cotton, and silk in red, green, brown, blue, and orange multi-colored floral and Indian prints, in a patchwork of vertical strips with metallic thread trim. Applied throughout are decorative metallic ovals. The dress is full length, with a flared skirt, long bell sleeves, and a low square neckline. Unlined. Zipper at center back extending from neckline to just below waist, with a single hook-and-loop at neckline.

Label sewn to inside back to left of zipper: "Sant'Angelo".

Worn by singer Lena Horne (1917-2010).

Creator(s): Di Sant'Angelo, Giorgio
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: 1969  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 171
Past 30 days: 14
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1969
Coverage:
Place
United States
Date
1969  
Description:

Dress made of multiple fabrics including velvet, cotton, and silk in red, green, brown, blue, and orange multi-colored floral and Indian prints, in a patchwork of vertical strips with metallic thread trim. Applied throughout are decorative metallic ovals. The dress is full length, with a flared skirt, long bell sleeves, and a low square neckline. Unlined. Zipper at center back extending from neckline to just below waist, with a single hook-and-loop at neckline.

Label sewn to inside back to left of zipper: "Sant'Angelo".

Worn by singer Lena Horne (1917-2010).

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1998.026.007
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30289
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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