Evening Dress

Description

Evening dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, full-length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in ivory silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia". Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy". Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: ... continued below

Creation Information

Bessi, Averardo 1970.

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 11 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designer

  • Bessi, Averardo Bessi, Averardo (est. Florence, Italy, 1950, 1st collection shown 1968)

Donor

Retailer

  • Lou Lattimore Lou Lattimore (Dallas, Texas) (est. by 1948, closed 1991)

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Description

Evening dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, full-length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in ivory silk jacquard with the designer's name.

Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia".
Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy".
Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy".
Size tag below fabric/care label: "16".

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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

  • 1970

Coverage Date

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Sept. 2, 2015, 11:34 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Nov. 11, 2015, 2:54 p.m.

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Bessi, Averardo. Evening Dress, physical object, 1970; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701520/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.