Heavily Embroidered Silk Velvet Dinner Dress, 1927

1927

Dinner dress of ruby silk velvet with a flared skirt, typical of the late 1920s. The bodice is heavily hand embroidered with gold metallic thread. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.


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