Evening dress

1978.165

About this object

Jean Dessès (1904-1970) opened his first fashion salon in Paris in 1937. He was particularly known for designing evening wear in silk chiffon, with much use of drapery and full, flowing skirts. His clients included European royalty, society hostesses and movie stars.
This ball gown, made from an expensive pure silk and with a draped silk chiffon train, is typical of his work.
  • Date
    1955 - 1956 about
  • Maker
    Jean Dessés
  • Materials
    Silk - Chiffon; Silk
  • Credit line
    Gift of Mr & Mrs Crewe, Chester, 1978
  • Location
    Sudley House, First Floor
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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