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Evening gown

Item

Title

Evening gown

Description

Pale pink silk organza evening gown ensemble. A. Gown; v-neckline, long full bell sleeves, criss-cross bodice extending into tie belt at center front, very full flared skirt, ankle length. B. Neck sash; 120" long by 5.5" wide, doubled. C. Slip; one layer of organza and one layer of taffeta, V-neckline with 2" strap narrowing to 1" at shoulder, full length. Slight discoloration throughout, torn in several places near waist and bodice. Some patching has been done.

Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Either this version or the white version (Object ID #1983.185) was worn to the 1941 Academy Awards ceremony. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.

Creator

Valentina

Date

1938-1947

Source

Donated by Mrs. Suzanne Knapp

Identifier

Object ID #1983.184.ABC
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Rights

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Subject

Clothing and dress

Type

Still Image

Format

360 View

Citation

Valentina, “Evening gown,” Mount Mary University Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024, https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/items/show/1428.