Black Cocktail Dress

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Cocktail Dress

Date: 1956

Description: Black A-line cocktail dress; silk chiffon, taffeta, velvet; sleeveless v-neck; pleated shoulder detail; bodice chiffon pleated from shoulder to gathers at bust; black velvet waistband with shirring at sides, full accordion pleated skirt, gathered at waist, mid-calf length; layer of net under skirt chiffon; fully lined with taffeta.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2014004

Title

Black Cocktail Dress

Description

Black A-line cocktail dress; silk chiffon, taffeta, velvet; sleeveless v-neck; pleated shoulder detail; bodice chiffon pleated from shoulder to gathers at bust; black velvet waistband with shirring at sides, full accordion pleated skirt, gathered at waist, mid-calf length; layer of net under skirt chiffon; fully lined with taffeta.

Date

1956

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

31 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), 39.5 inches (center front length), 42.5 inches (center back length), 118.5 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 118.5 inches (hem circumference); 9 inches (armpit to waist)

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Is Referenced By

Fashion and Fashion Plates

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 2014-04-30

Taylor Bowen 2014-05-14

Color Main

Dress Type

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Type

Waistline

Skirt Type

Costume Components

Chest

31

Waist

25

Hips

40

Center Front Length

39.5

Center Back Length

42.5

Hem Circumference

118.5

Underarm to Waist

9

Measurements Other

118.5 inches (hem circumference); 9 inches (armpit to waist)

All Measurements

31 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), 39.5 inches (center front length), 42.5 inches (center back length), 118.5 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: 118.5 inches (hem circumference); 9 inches (armpit to waist)

Donor

Diane Friedman

Date Earliest

1956

Date Latest

1956

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Public Information

The donor wore this dress to the dance on Sophomore Fathers' Weekend at Vassar in 1956.

Condition Term

excellent

Treatment

Small fold at shoulder detail showing unfinished chiffon edge was tacked.

Storage Location

HANGING

Work Type

Citation

“Black Cocktail Dress,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 16, 2024, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/4475.