Nan Duskin, Floral Dress

Title

Nan Duskin, Floral Dress

Creator

Nan Duskin sold at Saks Fifth Avenue

Date

1930s

Description

Silk chiffon, bias cut, floral dress with matching belt and cream, silk slip dress.

Identifier

2012.45.209A
2012.45.209B

Contributor

Gift from Elizabeth S. Brown

Coverage

United States

Extent

Bust: 36.5" Waist: 26"

Curator Notes

Good condition. Evidence of conservation attempt at some point in garment history. Fabric covering buttons and button loops disintegrating, therefore the back has not been buttoned all the way. A weight has been sewn onto the neckline to create the cowl shape. The NRA label indicates the National Recovery Act voluntary program initiated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1930s.

Textile

Silk and Chiffon

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

Laura Winslow

Collection

Citation

Nan Duskin sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, “Nan Duskin, Floral Dress ,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed January 21, 2019, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/1290.

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