Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Evening gown

Item

Title

Evening gown

Description

A. Gold silk chiffon evening gown; strapless; draped bodice; full skirt; floor length. B. Gold silk chiffon belt; hook and eye closure.

Worn by Lynn Fontanne. This is likely the gown Lynn wore with a mink collar on the November 19, 1951 cover of Life Magazine. Lynn likely also wore this dress when she was presented to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Purchased at the auction of Lynn Fontanne's estate using funds from Mount Mary alumnae.

Creator

Molyneux, Edward Henry

Date

1940-1950

Source

Donor: Mount Mary Alumnae

Identifier

Object ID #1983.253.ab
https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/files/original/ce31183c1bb0e434b04033cdde31ad25.jpg

Rights

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

Subject

Clothing and dress

Type

Still Image

Format

360 View

Citation

Molyneux, Edward Henry, “Evening gown,” Mount Mary University Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2024, https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/items/show/3186.