Light grey silk cocktail or formal gown from the late 1940s to mid 1950s

1948-1955

This woman's light grey silk cocktail or formal gown has a flesh-colored yoke that is heavily beaded with pearls, rhinestones, and crystal. It has short sleeves, and a jewel neckline. The natural waistline is also outlined with two rows of beadwork. The skirt is gored and extremely full. It has an 11" hem, and attached petticoats of tan crepe and silk faced bottom interlined with horsehair. Back zipper and covered buttons with loop fastenings where chiffon begins. Worn by donor. Size 12. Note: See matching purse #67.59.4 and matching slip # 67.59.5 Attributed to Ben Reig.


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