Ensemble - Jacket and Dress Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
  • Added Title Dress
  • Added Title Jacket

Contributor

  • Donor: Hewitt, Helen, 1900-1977
    Contributor Type: Personal

Date

  • Creation: 1935

Language

  • No Language

Description

  • Content Description: Evening ensemble of a dress, jacket and belt. The full-length sleeveless evening dress is of black silk, with a slim silhouette. It has a wide, shallow V-neck at front, and has decorative twist in the fabric at back, which creates a deeper V. The wide straps are ruched at front with non-functional rhinestone-encrusted clasps sewn to them. The bodice has decorative seaming under bust and around the hips. The dress has a black silk belt with a rhinestone-encrusted "buckle", which functions as a large hook-and-eye rather than a buckle. The jacket is of matching black silk, lined with a cream-colored taffeta. The short, bell-shaped sleeves have a second "layer" creating the effect of a wide ruffle. Padded tubes of silk curve along each shoulder, tapering under the arm at front and back. There is a center front opening with no closure, which is "cut away" in a curve at front, giving the overall effect of a miniature 'cropped' opera cape. No labels in either garment. Possibly acquired by Ms. Hewett in France in the 1930's while studying medieval music manuscripts.

Subject

  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Ensembles (Costume)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Dresses (Garments)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Jackets (Garments)
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clothing

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Coverage Date: 1935

Collection

  • Name: Texas Fashion Collection
    Code: TXFC

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
    Code: UNTCVA

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: by-nc-nd
  • Rights Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.

Resource Type

  • Physical Object

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: 1978.015.004
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30154

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