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Two piece evening gown made of white alaskin from the 1960s


Woman's two piece evening gown made of white alaskin. (A stiff, dull fabric, possibly part wool.) The bodice is tailored like a man's jacket or vest except that it has a high round neck. It is single breasted with four decorative buttons of white braid with a white drop bead in the center. The neckline and pocket flaps are also edged with rows of white braid and beads. The floor-length, straight skirt has two rows of braid and beads at the hem and an elaborate kick-pleat in the back. Both pieces are lined with white acetate. Worn by donor. Designed by Ruth Joyce. Label: Ruth Joyce.

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