About this object

During the 1930s there was renewed interest in the styles of the medieval period, influenced by cinema. Films such as The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, popularised the fashions of the past.
This dress displays elements of what was imagined to be medieval style, in its shape, its batwing sleeves and the long waist sash.
  • Date
    1935 - 1937
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Rayon - crepe; Lamé - gold
  • Credit line
    Gift of Dr Joy Gordon, 1984
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Place made
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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