Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress

Brief Item Record

Title: Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress

Creator: Edward Abbott

Date: 1956

Description: Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress; light pink silk, light pink feathers, nude nylon mesh, metal zipper and hook, white elastic; sweetheart neckline with a split and overlap detail on the front of shoulder, 1.5 inch "sleeve" piece, neckline extends to top of shoulder where it "splits", bodice has both princess seams and waist darts, and a CF seam that extends the length of dress, full flared skirt trimmed with a tonal band of fabric, bow, and feather fringe, low cut back, princess seams and waist darts in back too, zipper CB to hips, same overlap detail behind shoulder, inset pockets at skirt hips, elastic inside at shoulder straps, built-in crinoline, monogrammed handkerchief in pocket

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2011008

Title

Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress

Description

Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress; light pink silk, light pink feathers, nude nylon mesh, metal zipper and hook, white elastic; sweetheart neckline with a split and overlap detail on the front of shoulder, 1.5 inch "sleeve" piece, neckline extends to top of shoulder where it "splits", bodice has both princess seams and waist darts, and a CF seam that extends the length of dress, full flared skirt trimmed with a tonal band of fabric, bow, and feather fringe, low cut back, princess seams and waist darts in back too, zipper CB to hips, same overlap detail behind shoulder, inset pockets at skirt hips, elastic inside at shoulder straps, built-in crinoline, monogrammed handkerchief in pocket

Creator

Date

1956

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

34 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (center front length), 40 inches (center back length),

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

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

Chloë Boxer, 5/2/2011

Color Main

Chest

34

Waist

25

Center Front Length

40

Center Back Length

40

All Measurements

34 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 40 inches (center front length), 40 inches (center back length),

Label

Edward Abbott

Donor

Laurie McDonald Meigs

Date Earliest

1956

Date Latest

1956

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

reddish brown stains at top left bust, slight staining and pinprick holes at CF neckline, as if for a pin; dark reddish brown stain on feathers front left

Storage Location

F8

Work Type

Citation

Edward Abbott, “Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 14, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/2449.

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