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Dressing gown

Item

Title

Dressing gown

Description

Pearl gray crepe dressing gown; square set-in sleeves, very full; 3 inch turned-back cuffs; 10 button front closure, hand-worked buttonholes and covered buttons; floor length; lined in pink crepe. Worn with sash (Object ID #1985.08.b).

Worn by Lynn Fontanne. This dressing gown is heavily inspired by a Molyneux piece worn by Lynn in the play "O Mistress Mine." Lynn had this dressing gown made by the custom dressmakers at Saks Fifth Avenue for her personal use for a more affordable price. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.

Date

1940-1950

Source

Donor: Mrs. Suzanne Knapp

Identifier

Object ID #1985.08.ab
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Rights

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

Subject

Clothing and dress

Type

Still Image

Format

360 View

Citation

“Dressing gown,” Mount Mary University Digital Collections, accessed June 24, 2024, https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/items/show/3180.