Jean Dessès (1904-70)
Wool and sun-ray pleated silk taffeta
Museum no. T.104-1982
Given by Mrs D. M. Haynes and Mrs M. Clark
The little black dress was a classic design. Women could wear them for work during the day and then, with a change of accessories, wear them out in the evening. This version was designed by Jean Dessès in about 1955. It has a modest bodice with a high neck and long sleeves. The bodice is made in matte wool and fastens in the front with self-covered buttons. It has been cut and fitted to fit closely. The skirt is made of pleated lustrous silk taffeta.