Black Chiffon Dropwaist Dress

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Chiffon Dropwaist Dress

Description: Black chiffon drop waist dress with black silk underskirts and a satin belt. The bottom of the skirt and the waist are decorated with black beads(are these beads glass or jet?)in circular patterns and the collar and the middle of the sleeves are decorated with the same beads. The sleeves are long sleeves with a cuff decorated with beads falling in the middle of the sleeve and the chest is sheer chiffon with a nude tulle lining. There is a nude silk lining all around the bodice.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992017

Title

Black Chiffon Dropwaist Dress

Description

Black chiffon drop waist dress with black silk underskirts and a satin belt. The bottom of the skirt and the waist are decorated with black beads(are these beads glass or jet?)in circular patterns and the collar and the middle of the sleeves are decorated with the same beads. The sleeves are long sleeves with a cuff decorated with beads falling in the middle of the sleeve and the chest is sheer chiffon with a nude tulle lining. There is a nude silk lining all around the bodice.

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

42 inches (chest), 42 inches (waist), 42 inches (hips), 48 inches (center front length), 42 inches (center back length),

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Chest

42

Waist

42

Hips

42

Center Front Length

48

Center Back Length

42

All Measurements

42 inches (chest), 42 inches (waist), 42 inches (hips), 48 inches (center front length), 42 inches (center back length),

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Function

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

Most of the beads are still in place but there is a sizable hole under the right armpit. The lining is a bit discolored. Some beadwork is coming undone on the left sleeve and there is a small hole. There is a bit of discoloration on the silk underskirt as well.

Storage Location

M6

Work Type

Citation

“Black Chiffon Dropwaist Dress,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 22, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/689.