Black Faille Bodice with Front Inset

Brief Item Record

Title: Black Faille Bodice with Front Inset

Creator: Maison Levilion

Date: 1895-1900

Description: black faille bodice with front inset and cuffs of ivory with black lace overlay; Black faille bodice with front inset and cuffs of ivory with black lace overlay. Lace and ivory silk are a later addition in the same shape as a previous part. Interior center front closure, exterior right side closure, interior waist tape with hook and eye. High neckline with lace band treatment. Long sleeves with two puffs, narrow cuffs in ivory silk with lace overlay. Fitted bodice cut on the bias with draped layers and jet beading on either side of the center inset. Natural waistline with slight point, glossy wide silk black ribbon at waist with long bow at center.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992127

Title

Black Faille Bodice with Front Inset

Description

black faille bodice with front inset and cuffs of ivory with black lace overlay; Black faille bodice with front inset and cuffs of ivory with black lace overlay. Lace and ivory silk are a later addition in the same shape as a previous part. Interior center front closure, exterior right side closure, interior waist tape with hook and eye. High neckline with lace band treatment. Long sleeves with two puffs, narrow cuffs in ivory silk with lace overlay. Fitted bodice cut on the bias with draped layers and jet beading on either side of the center inset. Natural waistline with slight point, glossy wide silk black ribbon at waist with long bow at center.

Creator

Date

1895-1900

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

36 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 20 inches (center front length),

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Chest

36

Waist

26

Center Front Length

20

All Measurements

36 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 20 inches (center front length),

Label

Maison L'Evilion / robes et manteaux / 14 rue de Rome Paris'

Date Earliest

1895

Date Latest

1900

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Exhibitions

Vanya 2012 Poster

Condition Description

beads missing on back left collar; beads loose on bottom of right front; lace inset coming away from left side, tears on right shoulder; damage to lace at collar; cream silk and black lace applied [rather shoddily] later in place of the original piece

Mannequin

Esther

Storage Location

B5

Work Type

Citation

Maison Levilion, “Black Faille Bodice with Front Inset,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 29, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/799.

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