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Satin Evening Dress

Style Period

1980s

Designer

Maggy Reeves

Description

Knee-length turquoise satin/silk dress with a boat neckline, imbecile-like sleeves, a below-the-knee skirt length and a drop waist accented with a fuchsia pink sash tied into a large double bow at the back. In addition, there is a deep-V back-line, decorative self-covered buttons along the back and scalloped edging along the hem and sleeves. Along with the scalloped edging, there is a strip of black satin in the same pattern along each edge with intricate floral embroidery. The embroidery comprises of pink floral and leaf stitching along with gold stitching as well. Lastly, there is pink floral embroidery along the neckline and small rhinestones dispersed across the front of the bodice and along the entire skirt.

Tags

main dress
evening dress
women's
turquoise
pink
black
gold
floral
satin
silk
rhinestones
stitching
embroidery

Donor

Marilyn Lastman

Accession Number

1-980-14-07140