Black Moire Bodice with Embroidery

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Moire Bodice with Embroidery

Creator: Liberty & Co.

Description: black moire bodice with leaf and vine embroidery. Lining of ivory cotton organdy. Wide collar with embroidered design.
I. Black moire silk, black china silk, black net with embroidery, cream cotton organdy lining, metal hook and eyes, cream grosgrain ribbon II. High collar, long sleeved. waist length bodice III. High collar of netting with leaf and vine embroidery, backed in black china silk, hook and eye closure at right back, 2 vertical line of orange tainted plexi-glass like material at either side of center back of collar (broken); black ribbon around bottom of collar with small bow at center front made of the same ribbon; inset of netting with leaf and vine embroidery backed in china silk continues down the front to just above waist, black silk overlaps panel to form a V, two embroidered silk panels that wrap around front from back and stop above the bust, 3 pleats continue down from bottom of embroidered panels to waist line on both sides; 2-layered front closure, bottom layer of black silk, closes down center front with alternating hook and eyes, eyes wrapped in thread, net inset closes on the left side with hook and eyes, black silk overlaps netting on either side to form the V; 2 pleats run down front of bodice at each princess seam, continue around the shoulder to the back; 3/4 sleeve of black silk, added embroidered panel runs down outside of sleeve, same at cuff, lower sleeve of netting with embroidery, slit at bottom with 3 hooks at cuff; hem trimmed in china silk; BACK: mimics the front; two eyes on either side of center back at the waist; INSIDE: bones covered in ivory cotton organdy and hand stitched in inner waistband of ivory grosgrain; ruffles of black silk stitched inside front inset for shaping

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992047

Title

Black Moire Bodice with Embroidery

Description

black moire bodice with leaf and vine embroidery. Lining of ivory cotton organdy. Wide collar with embroidered design.
I. Black moire silk, black china silk, black net with embroidery, cream cotton organdy lining, metal hook and eyes, cream grosgrain ribbon II. High collar, long sleeved. waist length bodice III. High collar of netting with leaf and vine embroidery, backed in black china silk, hook and eye closure at right back, 2 vertical line of orange tainted plexi-glass like material at either side of center back of collar (broken); black ribbon around bottom of collar with small bow at center front made of the same ribbon; inset of netting with leaf and vine embroidery backed in china silk continues down the front to just above waist, black silk overlaps panel to form a V, two embroidered silk panels that wrap around front from back and stop above the bust, 3 pleats continue down from bottom of embroidered panels to waist line on both sides; 2-layered front closure, bottom layer of black silk, closes down center front with alternating hook and eyes, eyes wrapped in thread, net inset closes on the left side with hook and eyes, black silk overlaps netting on either side to form the V; 2 pleats run down front of bodice at each princess seam, continue around the shoulder to the back; 3/4 sleeve of black silk, added embroidered panel runs down outside of sleeve, same at cuff, lower sleeve of netting with embroidery, slit at bottom with 3 hooks at cuff; hem trimmed in china silk; BACK: mimics the front; two eyes on either side of center back at the waist; INSIDE: bones covered in ivory cotton organdy and hand stitched in inner waistband of ivory grosgrain; ruffles of black silk stitched inside front inset for shaping

Creator

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

36 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 20 inches (center front length), 18 inches (center back length), other measurements: Center back = 18 with collar Waistband - 26

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Anne Silk 5.7.2010

Color Main

Chest

36

Waist

26

Center Front Length

20

Center Back Length

18

Measurements Other

Center back = 18 with collar Waistband - 26

All Measurements

36 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 20 inches (center front length), 18 inches (center back length), other measurements: Center back = 18 with collar Waistband - 26

Label

Liberty & Co., Paris & London'gold stitching

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

make-up stains on side collar?

Storage Location

M4

Work Type

Citation

Liberty & Co., “Black Moire Bodice with Embroidery,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 29, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/719.