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Checkered Ensemble

Style Period

1980s

Designer

Claire Haddad

Label

Claire Haddad

Description

Pure silk hand painted black and white checkered ensemble comprising of a dress and jacket. The dress hits below the knee and has a high rounded neckline, deep cut armholes, shoulder pads, a black bodice, checkered pattern along the bottom and a strip of white painted along the hem of the dress. For the jacket, it has 3/4 length sleeves and also has a high rounded neckline. Furthermore,the same checkered pattern is hand-painted on the left side and right arm and has a white slanted lightening bolt along the back that connect both checkered sides. Lastly, there are black and white border lines along the hem, centre-front opening and sleeves of the dress.

Tags

main dress
day dress
women's
black
white
checkers
silk
hand painted

Donor

Claire Haddad

Accession Number

1-980-11-08061