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Satin Evening Dress

Style Period

1980s

Designer

Maggy Reeves

Description

Turquoise satin/silk below the knee-length dress with a boat neckline, large sleeves, drop waist accented with a fuschia pink sash tied into a large double bow at the back. The hemline and ends of the sleeves are both decorated with a scalloped edge of black lace decorated with gold thread and pink flowers and leaves. The back is cut into a low -V-neck-line and a large double bow is positioned in the centre of the sash at the back. A row of fabric covered buttons extends from the end of the V to the bow. Rhinestones are also sewn all over the dress and along the scalloped border decoration in a series of inverted V's.

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