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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: De la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening gown of ivory satin and black lace. Garment is a full-length, A-line ivory satin dress with 3 wide horizontal bands of applied black lace on skirt and an attached black lace empire-style over-bodice. The bodice, consisting of overlapping lace scallops, has a deep square neckline and full-length sleeves. There are two covered snap closures on each wrist and a series of paired covered snap closures down center back. The dress has a center-back zipper with a single hook-and-eye fastener at the neckline. The ivory silk inner bodice has internal steel(?) boning for shaping, and fastens with a center-back zipper and internal grosgrain band waist stay. Inside the gown is a full-length, attached ivory satin slip with horsehair hem. The dress is piece-lined in ivory organza with a horsehair hem. Designer label stitched into garment at right center-back, beside the zipper "Oscar de la Renta" with second label "Made in U.S.A." sewn below. Hand written on the designer label is notation "4677S".
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1992
Creator: De la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening dress of black velvet and fuchsia satin. The dress has an empire-length bodice of black velvet, with a scoop neckline and long fitted sleeves which have hidden zipper closures. The Empire waistline is accented with a horizontal band of fuchsia satin with bow at center front. Extending down from the waistband is the full fuchsia satin skirt. The full-length skirt has vertical inverted pleats edged with bands of black velvet that extend from the waistband to just below the hips. At center back is a zipper closure. The bodice is lined in black silk, and has a black grosgrain ribbon inner waistband which secures with hook-and-eyes. The skirt has an inner slip lining of fuchsia fabric with a wide fuchsia satin hem matching the skirt. Designer label stitched into garment at right center-back, beside the zipper "Oscar de la Renta" with second label "Made in U.S.A." sewn below. Hand written on the designer label is notation "5638 F-92".
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 2007
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening gown of champagne chiffon with swirl gold details of metallic thread and sequins; metallic trim at strapless neckline and a silk ribbon bow center-front at empire waistline; bust is heavily embellished with gold beads and sequins; bust has boning and is lined in silk; skirt has attached slip of silk crepe; full-length; side-zip closure. Designer's label: "Oscar de la Renta"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1948/1951
Creator: James, Charles
Description: Evening gown of bright brown satin and black velvet. Form fitted bodice of brown satin narrows at waist and dips to a center front seam, where fabric is gathered and drapes down to full-length skirt; black velvet skirt surrounds CF fabric and creates a fullness at hips. Handwritten cloth tape label in skirt: "Charles James 47" Accompanied by a brassier, not shown in photo. Designer's Label: "This is an original / Madame Adrienne / 35 other pat. pend. / pat. 3072879"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Black velvet evening gown with beaded jacket. a) Jacket: heavily beaded, sequined and embroidered. Cropped, tailored shell with the colors black, gold, green and burgundy predominating. Curved open neckline with full-length set-in sleeves. Piece embroidered. Fully lined in black silk. Designer's label stitched center back, below neckline: "Oscar de la Renta" with hand written style number(?) "5250s" Tag attached below designer's label: "Made in U.S.A." b) Dress: Strapless, full-length, fitted black velvet sheath. Zipper closure down left side seam with hook&eye at the neckline. Hip-level pockets. Neckline, waistline and pockets decorated with gold cord and bugle bead trim. Decorative center front waistline accent of gold-tone metal trimmed with sapphire and emerald rhinestones. Black grosgrain waist stay with double hook&eye closures. Fully lined in black silk. Designer's label stitched center back: "Oscar de la Renta" with hand written style number(?) "5250s" Tag attached below designer's label: "Made in U.S.A."
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: unknown
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening gown of black lace and tulle with fitted bodice of black organza, silk tulle and lace. High rounded neckline with short sleeves; upper bodice is of black silk tulle; lower portion is of lace, tulle and organza; short tulle sleeves trimmed in black lace; waist seam bound in black satin; full-length, full circle skirt made of four layers of black silk tulle; outer layer has three rows of lace at the hem; outer two layers have horsehair supported hems and are swing tacked together; underskirt of black organza with tulle hem; zippered center back closure with hook & eyes at the neckline and mid-back; black grosgrain ribbon waist stay. Label stitched right of center back opening.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 2007
Creator: Posen, Zachary E.
Description: Gown of silver metallic fabric with pointed waistline and large gray metallic floral accent at left shoulder; wide full-length skirt of silver metallic over black/gray petticoat of stiffened net, with a layer of white tulle over the petticoat.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: unknown
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening gown of black silk with black mink around the neckline and hem; V-neckline; sleeveless; full-length, A-line from waist.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1965~
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening gown of black velvet with hand embroidered pearls, rhinestones, and beads along side seams and hem; sleeveless; full-length; scoop neckline.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1960
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening gown of red velvet. Floor length with wide, rounded neckline with deep scoop in back and 3/4 raglan sleeves. 1/2" and 1/4" round pearl beads sewn 2" apart over entire dress. Full-length, natural waist A-line skirt with slight train. Zipper closure at center back. Unlined with bodice and sleeved interfaced in maroon silk chiffon. Designer's label at inside right side seam under arm: "EISA"
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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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