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Woman's gown, changeable blue-green silk

ca. 1867
Origin: Europe or America
OL: 56"
Blue green ribbed changeable silk, woven with floral sprigs, trimmed with solid green silk fringe.
Gift of Tasha Tudor.
Acc. No. 1998-236
Woman's gown of soft blue green ribbed changeable silk, woven with floral sprigs, trimmed with solid green silk fringe and puffed bands of self fabric. High round neckline and center front button closure. Upper sleeves trimmed with puffed and fringed self fabric with extra fringe at wrist. Flounced overskirt trimmed with fringe. Attached belt. Lined with glazed cotton.
Label:Dress
Europe or United States, 1860s
Jacquard-patterned silk trimmed with silk fringe, lined with cotton
G1998-236, gift of Tasha Tudor
Characteristic of nineteenth-century dresses, this bodice is shaped by a series of boned darts from the waist to the bust. Some time after the dress was first made, the wearer had to enlarge the waist by opening the side seams; the waistline now measures 26 inches. Draped overskirts were especially popular from the 1860s to the 1880s.

Provenance:From the collection of Tasha Tudor.