Designed by Michael Sherard (1910-1998)
Silk re-embroidered ribbon lace (French) with taffeta
Museum no. T.403-1974
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.