Designed by Edward Molyneux / Evening dress / 1926 - 1927Designed by Edward Molyneux
Evening dress
1926 - 1927

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Creator Name: Molyneux, Edward
Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: British, 1891 - 1974
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Edward Molyneux
Title: Evening dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1926
Creation End Date: 1927
Creation Date: 1926 - 1927
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, gelatin
Dimensions: L. at center back 30 in. (76 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: CI 42.33.3
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Adam Gimbel, 1942

The flapper dresses of the 1920s coexisted in couture and ready-to-wear - the latter often gaudy, the former continuing the linear interests of high-style dress of the 1910s. Molyneux was a designer of consummate good taste, walking a fine line between the refinements of couture style and a modernist aesthetic and the ambition to be socially and culturally advanced in the age of Anita Loos and Gatsby. In this evening dress, sequins in vertical stripes are overlaid with loose lengths of georgette picoted along the edges for a delicate shimmer on vertical filaments.

AMICA ID: MMA_.CI42.33.3
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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