Black & White Chiffon Evening Gown

Brief Item Record

Title: Black & White Chiffon Evening Gown

Creator: Bonwit Teller

Date: 1965-1973

Description: Alternating black & white color block chiffon evening gown.; 1. Black and white sheer silk chiffon top layer; black and white synthetic under layer; black and white cotton lining 2. Chemise silhouette 3. High crew neck; sleeveless; center back zipper from neck to back hips; black and white color blocking from neckline to above chest, color blocks switch for duration of dress, color block chiffon panels over under layer, color block reversed in back; loose waist and hips; floor length

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2004005

Title

Black & White Chiffon Evening Gown

Description

Alternating black & white color block chiffon evening gown.; 1. Black and white sheer silk chiffon top layer; black and white synthetic under layer; black and white cotton lining 2. Chemise silhouette 3. High crew neck; sleeveless; center back zipper from neck to back hips; black and white color blocking from neckline to above chest, color blocks switch for duration of dress, color block chiffon panels over under layer, color block reversed in back; loose waist and hips; floor length

Creator

Date

1965-1973

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

32 inches (chest), 50.5 inches (center front length), 51.75 inches (center back length),

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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

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

Leksi Kolanko, Sarah Saiz, Chloe Boxer

Color Main

Color Secondary

Chest

32

Center Front Length

50.50

Center Back Length

51.75

All Measurements

32 inches (chest), 50.5 inches (center front length), 51.75 inches (center back length),

Label

BONWIT TELLER'at CB near top, 'International Ladies Garment Workers' Union Made ILGWU, BBEB925401509AFLCIO'at skirt bottom, 'Talon, USA'on zipper

Donor

Nancy Brandon Allen

References

20th Century Fashion, John Peacock

Date Earliest

1965

Date Latest

1973

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

some small stains ; Can be hung, no fiber analysis, doesn't need own box, highlight; tearing in chiffon at bottom; attempted repairs in black chiffon tears; suspended stains in black chiffon; white yellowing at top

Storage Location

HANGING

Work Type

Citation

Bonwit Teller, “Black & White Chiffon Evening Gown,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed March 1, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1120.