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Evening dress

Date made: early 1960s

Maker: Alma Leigh

Description: Long, sleeveless evening dress in blue chiffon, printed with white, red and green flowers. Square neckline, with gathered sash detail. Wide, layered and pleated net underskirt. Zip fastening.

This dress is part of the Daphne Corlett Collection. Born in 1919, Daphne was a collector of historic costumes. She collected over 300 costumes dating from the 1700s onwards and gave talks and fashion shows, sometimes lending items for theatrical productions.

Measurements: overall: 127 cm x 38 cm

Materials: chiffon, textile

Object name: dress

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 2006-0100

Subject tags : #MM100COLLECTIONS


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