Evening Dress, Voided Silk Velvet by Bianchini Férier - Jean Dessès
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This gown featured in French Vogue in October 1948. The magazine promoted both couturier and fabric supplier by name. Bianchini Férier had provided Parisian couturiers with luxurious silks since the late 19th century. The weight and textural qualities of this velvet lend themselves well to the construction and shape of Dessès' draped, bouffant style.
Jean Dessès (1904-70)
Voided silk velvet by Bianchini Férier
Given by the Hon. Mrs J.J. Astor
Museum no. T.113-1974