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Evening dress, "Veilleur de Nuit" ("Night Watchman")
Evening dress, "Veilleur de Nuit" ("Night Watchman")
Designer:
Date:
ca. 1924
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk Taffeta, Net, Metal And Silk Embroidery (chain Stitch), Lace, Pearls, Beads, Rhinestones, Sequins, And Mirror Discs
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1981.53.1
Acquisition Date:
1981-09-02
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Barbara D. Jostes

Exhibition History:

Opera Bound in the Twenties, de Young, 1983
Loan: Picturing French Style: Three Hundred Years of Art and Fashion, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, 9/6/02 - 1/12/03, and Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, 2003
Beauty, Power, and Prestige: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection, New de Young Opening, 10/15/05 - 6/5/06

This sleeveless Robe de Style evening gown or “picture dress” has a wide scoop neckband of silver embroidered net. Three swags of beads and mirror discs are draped across the back and front of the bodice at the shoulder. The dropped waist attaches to a wide, midcalf length skirt. The skirt is embroidered with large medallions in silver, green. A flounce of silver netting at the hem completes the garment.