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Evening Dress


colour : grey and pink. design : evening dress of crepe backed satin based wool/silk mixture. Elaborate cut with one cap sleeve cut in one with bodice which is swathed diagonally at front. Front of skirt bias cut with train falling from one point at back. Ruched pink satin breast covering emerges on left side. Pink satin shoulder strap extends from this to nearly waist level at back. Except for the strap and a narrow panel of grey at right back the dress is backless top of skirt is lined with cream silk satin woven with "E.S." monogram. Bodice lined with cream satin except on pink section. The dress is well cut but poorly sewn, possibly due to difficulties in immediate post war years. condition : good, grey fabric faded to a pinkish tone in places.