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Creator Name: Weeks
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: French
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Weeks
Title: Presentation gown
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1909
Creation End Date: 1913
Creation Date: ca. 1911
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, metal, glass
Dimensions: Bodice: L. at center back 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm); Skirt: L. at side seam 47 1/2 in. (120.5 cm); Train: L. 60 3/4 in. (154.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: CI 57.17.3
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. C. Phillip Miller, 1957
The silhouette of the 1910s is a revival of the Directoire and Empire styles, but here it is blended with a turn-of-the-century monobosom. Once again, a new silhouette was founded in reference to past style. The revealing neckline conforms to an unsupported bust, creating a soft, languorous silhouette.
AMICA ID: MMA_.CI57.17.3
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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