Evening Gown

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.

Creation Information

de la Renta, Oscar 2000~.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 64 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designers

  • de la Renta, Oscar de la Renta, Oscar (b. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1932 - d. 2014 USA) Head designer for the House of Balmain, 1993-2003.
  • House of Balmain House of Balmain (Paris, France) was founded by Pierre Balmain (b. Aix-les-Bains, France, 1914 - d. Paris, France, 1982) Oscar de la Renta was Head Designer for the House from 1993-2003.

Manufacturer

  • Maison Lesage Maison Lesage (Paris, France) originally founded as embroidery workshop of Michonet in 1858, taken over by the Lesage family in 1924, and made famous for the quality of the embroidery and beading.

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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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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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Creation Date

  • 2000~

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Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • May 27, 2014, 5:32 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 14, 2015, 6:21 a.m.

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de la Renta, Oscar. Evening Gown, physical object, 2000~; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286947/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.