Black silk taffeta and wool knit dress with asymmetric nuno felting handsewn appliques. Center bodice: Silk taffeta Chinese collar that opens down with 5 rectangular black buttons. Side bodice, waist, and back: Black wool knit darted at waist and shoulder. Attached drop-waist skirt: Black taffeta in 8 vertical panels. Asymmetric. Flared. Raw hem. Asymmetric black polyester mesh underskirt peeks out from underneath on one side. Applique: Nuno felting made of black and gray wool felt with metallic silver netting and fibers.
Ruby Marquez, 1959-2009, Designer
Gift from Estate of Ruby Marquez
Excellent condition. This piece was designed by an HCC Alumna.