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Evening dress

Black full length dress with white embroidery on mannequin

Silk crepe and rayon jersey, about 1925

Accession number 1967.187.55

Labelled Gerlaur, 33 FAUBOURG POISSONNIÈRE, Paris

Evening dress of black silk crepe with wide boat neckline and short sleeves. Separate under-slip of machine-knitted black rayon jersey with scooped neckline.

Front and back of bodice and skirt decorated with applied clear and silver glass bugle beads and tiny oval-shaped mirrors, worked in a scrolling pattern. Two V-shaped godets of black silk crepe at sides of the skirt.

Close-up photograph of white embroidery pattern