Chiffon evening dress - Jean Desses

Chiffon evening dress - Jean Desses

Evening dress (robe du soir longue)
Jean Desses (1904-70)
Paris, France
About 1953
Chiffon
Worn by Mrs Opal Holt and given by Mrs Haynes and Mrs Clark
Museum no. T.105-1982
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Desses's fascination with draping and classical form resulted in gowns of great technical complexity. Although the bodice appears to be soft and unstructured, it is supported by the sewn-in boning common at the time.