Black Silk Dress with Train

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Silk Dress with Train

Creator: Juliette Tallet

Date: 1904 (circa)

Description: Dress of black silk trimmed with lace, black, and ivory embroidery and lace high collar inset at neckline. Long sleeves with embroidered cuffs. Full length skirt with train. ; Dress of black silk trimmed with lace, black, and ivory embroidery and lace high collar inset at neckline. Long sleeves with embroidered cuffs. Full length skirt with train.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992105

Title

Black Silk Dress with Train

Description

Dress of black silk trimmed with lace, black, and ivory embroidery and lace high collar inset at neckline. Long sleeves with embroidered cuffs. Full length skirt with train. ; Dress of black silk trimmed with lace, black, and ivory embroidery and lace high collar inset at neckline. Long sleeves with embroidered cuffs. Full length skirt with train.

Creator

Date

1904 (circa)

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

24 inches (waist), 61 inches (center front length), other measurements: bodice center front length = 13.75(bottom of neck to bottom of inner waistband)

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Waist

24

Center Front Length

61

Measurements Other

bodice center front length = 13.75(bottom of neck to bottom of inner waistband)

All Measurements

24 inches (waist), 61 inches (center front length), other measurements: bodice center front length = 13.75(bottom of neck to bottom of inner waistband)

Label

Juliette Tallet / Robes & Manteaux / 115 E. 30th St., N.Y.'

Date Earliest

1899

Date Latest

1909

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Function

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

Exterior = very good, almost excellent, but lining is shredded.

Mannequin

child's

Storage Location

L4

Exhibition Notes

There is a lot left still to be learned about this dress. The lines of the dress are very unconventional and deliberate. This dress is a bit of an outlier as it has Aesthetic elements about it (such as the flowers and the patterns in the lace modesty panel) and yet the construction of the bodice is not quite free flowing enough to be fully Aesthetic. Perhaps the skirt, with its swirling illusion, is what keeps it in firmly in the aesthetic realm. To preserve this dress, first the collar and modesty panel were reinforced with conservation net. The skirt lining has barely survived and must be replaced if it is to be mounted again. Various colors of thread were used to trace the complicated manner in which the outer skirt is attached to the inner skirt. Next, the inner skirt lining will be removed and used as a pattern to create a new lining. Researched and Stabilized by Emily Leimkuhler ‘10

Work Type

Citation

Juliette Tallet, “Black Silk Dress with Train,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed October 20, 2021, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/777.

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