Evening dress

1989.98.15

About this object

Machine-made lace was especially popular for evening wear during the 1950s and early 1960s. For centuries, lace was made by hand from natural linen thread using either needles or bobbins. It was a laborious and expensive process. Synthetic laces, made from rayon and then nylon on a variety of machines, could be made much more quickly and were cheaper than ever before.
  • Date
    1955 about
  • Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Rayon - Satin; Cotton - Velvet; Lace - Machine
  • Credit line
    Gift of Mr Leslie Tyson, Hoylake, 1989
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery,
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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