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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1964
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening gown of black rayon velvet; bustle trimmed with ermine tails; column shaped; built-in undergarment with boning; bustle lined in buckram. In box with dress: box with spare tails from Balenciaga.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Weinberg, Chester
Description: Evening gown of emerald green satin. Full-length with stand-up collar. Princess seams. Long sleeves with five self-covered buttons and loops closure at wrists. Inverted pleats at center front and at sides on back. Center back zipper. Three self-covered buttons and loops closure at neck back. Green satin lining in bodice and skirt with interface lining. Designer label at left back shoulder: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening dress of off-white / beige silk. Mid-length chemise-style, with 1" standing collar and long sleeves. Heavily beaded floral patterns at cuffs of sleeves and along a band 3 1/2" up from hem. Beadwork includes pearls, clear bugle beads, rhinestones, gold sequins, and small clear beads. Zipper closure along center back. Dress is lined in white silk crepe.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 2000~
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening gown of tulle, chiffon, and silk in antique gold and pale champagne. Dress is composed of appliqued bands of pintucked organdy edged with antique gold silk blend ribbon on pale champagne tulle, the appliques forming scalloped sections all over dress. Empire waist, strapless with sweetheart neckline. Full skirt, scalloped lower hem. Center back closure with five hidden snaps, zipper, eleven hook and eyes. From cups at bodice extend long rectangular panels of champagne tulle which cross at decollatage and drape over shoulders. Inner bodice is "free floating" and attached only at neckline, heavily boned with petersham belt. Underskirt consists of eight layers of gold silk tulle gathered at waist, inner attached petticoat with fifteen inch deep ruffle of four layers of same gold silk tulle, wide stiffened hemline at bottom of innermost layer of stiffened silk organza. Designer label: "Oscar de la Renta" Retailer label: "Bergdorf Goodman" Care/content label: "R06 / 8E610 / 10 / Made in U S A" Reverse of care/content label: "Shell: 50% Silk / 50% metal / Lining: 80% silk / 20% cotton / Exclusive / Embroidery / Spot Clean Only"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1989~
Creator: Ramirez, Carlos
Description: Evening gown of brown silk. The full-length gown is strapless, with stitched horizontal pleats at left bodice; skirt wraps over toward the left and both crescent shaped sides are trimmed in a pleated ruffle flounce with a shorter ruffle flounce revealing the longer one; bound edges and hemline; lined in brown acetate; center-back zip closure. Designer's label: "Liancarlo / Couture" Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening gown of heavily beaded beige silk satin. The bodice of the full-length gown has an empire waist, a wide scoop neckline, and is sleeveless. It has princess seaming, and internal boning at center front of the neckline. The skirt has fullness from the widening of the panels. The skirt and lower part of the bodice are beaded with floral/foliate forms in pinks, browns, yellows, clear and iridescent beads. The upper part of the bodice, in a deep band around neckline, back, and straps, is totally covered in iridescent sequins, beaded flower heads in bronze/brown and clear beads. The bodice is lined and has internal structures to help support and give form to the gown. The skirt is lined with stiff netting, and has an internal attached net crinoline. The gown has a center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at top. There are no labels in the garment.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1970/1980
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening gown of black and white printed silk chiffon with belt and scarf. A) Evening gown in black on white, op-art printed silk chiffon with a predominant concentric circle motif. Empire bodice with moderate front scooped neckline and plunging back scooped neckline. Full-length, set-in, flared chiffon sleeves. The bodice is heavily beaded with black and white bugle beads repeating the circle motif. Center back zipper closure from mid-back to hip line. Semi-fitted, full-length, black on white op-art printed, heavy silk underskirt with gathered, printed concentric circle chiffon overskirt. The bodice is lined in white rayon faille. The skirt is lined in white jacquard rayon with the logo "Mori Hanea" woven into the fabric. Turned and bound hem. Designer's label sewn inside at back: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori" Retailer's label at inside back: "Neiman-Marcus" Manufacturer label at inside back: "RN 35995 / Out Cloth Silk 100% / Lining Rayon 100% / Made in Japan / Dry Cleaning only" B) Belt covered in matching black on white printed silk chiffon. Black leather backing. Square, covered, functional buckle. Tension closure. C) Scarf: Matching black on white printed silk chiffon scarf. Long rectangular scarf with rolled hem.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1950/1955
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Evening gown of tobacco brown floral embroidered tulle embellished with sequins. Tulip or "mermaid" style full-length gown has spaghetti straps trimmed in single row of sequins and structured bodice. Empire waist. Center back zipper. Silk lining/attached slip. Cream grosgrain ribbon petersham at empire waist with two hook & eye closures. Stiffened at hem with matching tulle netting and horizontal bands of horsehair. Single label in gown with retailer and designer: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell", with "Dallas" in lower case.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1967
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening gown. Strapless, full-length gown with pattern of horizontal chevrons in orange and white, and with Lurex chevrons in metallic iridescent blues, greens, and orange. Upper edge of dress with band of same fabric at 90 degree angle, and with flat bow of self at center front. Zipper at back, off-center to left side. Bodice with inner corset band with snaps and hooks-and-eyes. Dress lined in cream damask with woven logo “Mori Hanae” repeated over entire surface. With accompanying rectangular orange silk shawl/scarf/wrap. Designer's label: "Hanae Mori" with Japanese characters.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1985~
Creator: Mackie, Bob
Description: Evening gown of dark brown, light brown, and golden yellow silk faille with black velvet bodice. Bodice has a sweetheart neckline and boning at bust; cap sleeves of black tulle heavily embellished with gold beads, brown bugle beads, and brown and black sequins with tassels of gold beads wrap around and trim the back. The full-length skirt of faille is dark brown at top, light brown in the middle and golden yellow at the bottom, each section wraps around from the back and comes to a triangular point at the center-front; under skirts of stiffened double black net. Center-back zip and hook and eye closure. Designer's label: "Bob Mackie"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 2000~
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Ballgown of olive/brown iridescent silk taffeta with all over Lesage embroidery of metallic thread, beads, small sequins, and green chenille yarn. Full length; round neck; long sleeves; center back zipper. Lined in copper colored organza. Designer's label: "Pierre Balmain / Paris" Style label under designer's label: "173666" Accompanying gown, but not shown: Stole of olive green silk; fringed ends. Petticoat for dress. Under layers of very stiff olive netting. Inner support bodice of copper brown silk; extends below waist to knee to form underskirt. Back zipper.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1963
Creator: Etches, Matilda
Description: Evening gown of silk in light purple floral print against a forest green background. Printed chiffon evening gown in olive greens, brown and lavender. Deep decollete front and back. Fabric looped up on left side for irregular silhouette. Right shoulder covered with gathered chiffon which hangs down to form a long train. Right side zipper. Neckline trim of dark green velvet with bronze braid and sequins. Lined in pink organza and trimmed at hem with matching metallic bronze braid and sequins.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1941~
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening gown of rose pink silk. Full-length, sleeveless, with sweetheart neckline and thin satin cord double-straps at each shoulder. Bodice with fan-shaped radiating seaming from center line outwards over each cup, but not meeting at center point - left side starting higher than right. Raised waist, into which skirt is gathered. From sides, towards front, and down along sides of front is "fin" of same fabric, which extends out, with slight "ruffle" effect to edge. Center back zipper closure. Part-lined in very pale peach/pink fabric (bust, upper abdomen, etc. Retailer's label inside skirt at side seam, partly printed, partly hand-written: "Bergdorf-Goodman / Fifth Ave., New York / Mrs. R. Lloyd / Date: 10/13/41 No. 17313"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening gown of white heavy silk crepe. Full-length sleeveless dress with scoop neck, narrow straps and empire waist. Bodice is heavily beaded with circular mirrors and silver rhinestones. Skirt has vertical columns of mirrored beads and has band of heavy beading on hem matching bodice. Zipper closure at center back. Fully lined in cream fabric with petersham of same fabric. Retailer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks / Boston Palm Beach"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening gown of light green silk organza heavily beaded with white bugle and crystal beads in abstract zigzag design. Crystal beads on are beaded on taupe thread, and white bugle beads on green thread. Full-length; rounded neckline; sleeveless. Fitted bodice. Band of horizontal beading at waist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in matching green silk. Retailer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks / Palm Beach Boston Swampscott"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1993
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening gown of green velvet. Draped, off-the-shoulder bertha style collar of emerald green, ribbed taffeta with thin, black lines of stitching giving a piped effect; 1/2" shoulder straps. Dropped waist with eight gores of taffeta matching collar, forming a petal shaped, full skirt. Center back zipper. Upper dress lined in green satin synthetic with 2" black grosgrain petersham. Skirt lined in black synthetic with underskirt of black fiber facing fabric and 10" tier of black tulle as support. Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Victor Costa" Tag under designer label: "Crafted With Pride in U.S.A."
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening gown of black velvet with scoop neckline and long, tapered sleeves. The full-length gown has 3 diagonal-set flounces from left hip to right knee that fall to the hem on right side; flounces are each 7 ½” of pleated synthetic and are slightly ruffled; bodice has crescent princess seams with gathering at bust; straight skirt has a left-side slit; sleeves have single snap closure at wrists; dress is fully lined in satin; center-back zip closure. Combined designer's and retailer's label: "Victor Costa / for / Lord & Taylor"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1937
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening gown of black crepe with maroon sequin trim. Full-length. Bodice of thin net covered with swirling pattern of magenta purple sequins. Rounded neckline. Short sleeves with shoulder pads. Empire waist has set-in waistband with added butterfly-shaped panel below set-in panel on front. Flared skirt, bias-cut. Left side opening (closure missing); bodice has center front opening with 5 snaps and hook & eye at neckline. Unlined. Designer's label at inside waist: "Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris" "Made in Paris" label sewn below designer's label.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1950/1954
Creator: Fath, Jacques
Description: Evening gown of black satin. Full length; skirt flares slightly. Fitted bodice with low neckline and 1" shoulder straps. Off-center front closure with six satin covered buttons reinforced with two snaps at the neckline and a hook & eye at the center of the opening; bound buttonholes. . Petersham of black, 1" grosgrain ribbon; unlined. Combined designer/manufacturer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Designed in America by / Jacques Fath / for Joseph Halpert / Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Gown and Stole

Evening Gown and Stole

Date: 1950
Creator: Fath, Jacques
Description: Evening gown and stole of silk satin; 2 sided fabric. Gown of deep red silk satin; sleeveless; sheath; large bow draped over right shoulder; fitted skirt; flounce from side seam creates half-circle; 2 self covered button accents; inner hem has horsehair braid and netting for structure; With stole of silk satin; deep red and dark blue; floor length; connected to make slight armholes.
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Evening Hat

Evening Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening hat of black silk satin and black ostrich feathers. hat is formed as a black satin domed crown totally covered with black ostrich feathers, forming a cloud around the wearer's head. At front, and running below feathers around head, is wide band of black silk satin, with a bow at front center. Hat is lined in black silk.
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Evening Jacket

Evening Jacket

Date: unknown
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Jacket of black satin covered with velvet floral and embroidery appliques. Hip-length jacket flares from waist to hem. Standing portrait collar with sweetheart neckline. Long fitted sleeves with flared black satin cuffs. Center front opening with 5 non-functioning large circular black satin covered buttons and various hidden hooks and snaps. Complex inner structure. Jacket has inner boned bustier-like structure that zippers up front and has inner petersham belt below bust. Jacket "shell" is attached to this structure. All parts lined. Designer's label at left inside seam: "Pierre Balmain" Handwritten style(?) tag underneath: "172379" Jacket is part of an ensemble, and has a matching short black wool skirt with black satin band at waist.
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Evening Jacket

Evening Jacket

Date: 1994~
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening jacket of black net and gold embellishments. Collarless neckline has slight scalloped effect. Long sleeves and flared shape from waistline. Center front opening with zipper having a black tassel with 3 strands of covered globes. Constructed of layered netting with encased gold lame cut outs and leaf motifs of black lace, gold lace, beading, sequins and gold braid by Lesage. Designer's label at left side seam near armhole: "Pierre Balmain / Paris" Style number on back of designer's label: "172.377"
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Evening Jacket

Evening Jacket

Date: 1981/1989
Creator: Khan, Naeem
Description: Evening jacket of black silk with sequin decoration. Hip length jacket with long sleeves. High, rounded collar with two hook-and-eyes just below throat, and center front opening with 9 hidden snaps and two hook-and-eyes. Neckline, cuffs, hem, and cf opening heavily beaded/sequined in gold and copper with small Paisley forms in green and blue/gray chain stitch embroidery. Body of jacket decorated in large blocks of overlapping sequins in iridescent purple, iridescent dark green, and black sequins. Torso lined in black silk; sleeves unlined. Designer's label at inside back collar: “Naeem Khan / Riazee / Nights”; Retailer's label at inside back collar: “Neiman Marcus”; Content/Origin label at inside back collar: “Suzarilla / Pure Silk Garments / with silk lining / Made in India” Size label at inside back collar: "8"
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