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  • Evening dress with a black crepe bodice and a pink and gold striped taffeta skirt from the 1940s

    This woman's evening dress has a black crepe bodice and a pink and gold striped taffeta skirt. It has padded shoulders and long, sleeves zippered at the wrist. The v-neck is repeated in the wide angle V of the waistline and stripes of the skirt. There is a side zipper. Label: 'Lizzette Mammoth, Book Bldg., Det.' "New York Creation, New York Dress Institute." Donor said she purchased dress at Walter's in Detroit in 1937, but it has the Mammoth label, and the NY Dress Institute wasn't organi…

  • Evening gown with black velvet bodice from the 1940s

    This woman's evening gown has a black velvet bodice with padded shoulders, long sleeves and a V-neck. The slightly flared red duvetyne skirt extends above the waist to meet the point of the V-neck. There is a side zipper and snaps at the wrists. Label: "Dovies, Detroit