Evening dress, P. Poiret

Evening dress, P. Poiret

Evening dress
Paul Poiret (1879-1944)
1933
London
Satin and silk velvet, trimmed with diamante buckles
Museum no. T.173-1964

This elegant gown is typical of 1930s evening attire. Made in bias-cut ivory satin, it plunges at the back, clings to the torso and gently flares below the thigh. The cascade of velvet ribbons and diamanté buckles focuses attention on the back.