Designed by Michael Sherard (1910-1998)
Silk re-embroidered ribbon lace (French) with taffeta
Museum no. T.403-1974
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Given by Mr John Fraser and Mr Michael Sherard
This dress was designed by Michael Sherard (1910–98) for his acclaimed 1958 spring collection. The flamenco dress was a recurring theme in 1950s cocktail and evening wear. Sherard’s version has a bell-like skirt and train made entirely of lace, his trademark fabric.