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Chiffon Evening Dress - Jean Dessès

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Dessès'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.

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Evening dress (robe du soir longue)

Jean Dessès (1904-70)

Paris

About 1953

Chiffon

Worn by Mrs Opal Holt and given by Mrs Haynes and Mrs Clark

Museum no. T.105-1982

 

Evening dress (robe du soir longue) by Jean Dessès. Chiffon. Paris, about 1953. Museum no. T.105-1982 Info. View full image

Evening dress (robe du soir longue) by Jean Dessès. Chiffon. Paris, about 1953. Museum no. T.105-1982


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