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Evening Dress

Autumn/Winter 1935

Designer: 
Edward Molyneux
Brand: 
Molyneux
Label: 
MODÈLE MOLYNEUX 5, Rue Royale
Material: 
Green velvet one-piece dress; bias cut.

This work in the popular mermaid line style of the 1930s, is the triumph of Molyneux's golden age. The bias-cut fabric encases the body closely, and the gathers at the seams create a beautiful drape.
In the 1930s, styles exposing feminine curves returned to fashion. Hair, which was short in the 1920s, became longer again, and previously knee-length skirts became ankle-length. Made of soft fabric, long sheath dresses of the decade correspond to the streamlined design that was popular at that time.

Inventory Number(s): AC9463 97-21-1