Ballgown

Description

Ballgown of pale blue Gros de Londres silk with beaded snowflakes.

Physical Description

1 dress.

Creation Information

Fontana Creation Date: Unknown.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 53 times, with 10 in the last month. More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designer

  • Fontana House of Fontana (est. Parma, Italy, 1907 by Amabile Fontana; relocated Rome, Italy, 1936 - )

Donor

  • Neiman-Marcus Neiman-Marcus Co. (USA) (est. 1907 in Dallas, Texas, USA, by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)

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Description

Ballgown of pale blue Gros de Londres silk with beaded snowflakes.

Physical Description

1 dress.

Notes

Full-length in back, short in front, gown is sleeveless, with sweetheart neckline and thin straps. Princess seaming in front for fit, with raised waistline. Short, knee-length flaring skirt in front. Bodice heavily covered with rhinestone and bead "snowflake" rosettes and small beads, which scatter down towards hem of dress. Side slit vertical pockets at hips, with extending rectangular pieces of un-beaded silk sticking out along front edge. Back with heavy box and other pleats from waistline. Center back zipper opening. Inner blue grosgrain ribbon petersham belt. Bodice lined in matching blue fabric. Skirt lined with heavy stiffening parchment-colored material, and with deep inner hem/facing of blue silk.
Designer's label at inside left side seam below arm: "Fontana / Roma"; "Made in Italy"

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • This object's creation, acceptance, or submission date is unknown.

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • May 31, 2020, 8:30 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 24, 2020, 10:43 a.m.

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Past 30 days: 10
Total Uses: 53

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Fontana. Ballgown, physical object, Date Unknown; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1638961/: accessed August 3, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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