Beaded Crepe Dinner Dress with Smocking at Center of Bodice, 1937


Black crepe dinner dress with a neckline accented with smocking in the center. The sides of the neck and back are accented with cut-out beaded desgins on black net. The added piece of white lace in the front is not original. 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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