Carolyne Roehm, Navy Blue Silk Chiffon Floor-length Gown

Title

Carolyne Roehm, Navy Blue Silk Chiffon Floor-length Gown

Description

Navy blue floor-length dress with beaded bodice, and trompe-l'oeil cardigan embellished between princess seams with alternating horizontal rows of white acrylic beads, white acrylic pearls, and silver sequins. Vertical pleats run along the bodice and skirting, but the skirting pleats are sewn shut from waist to below the hip, then released. The skirting is lined with plain navy silk chiffon, while the rest of the fashion fabric has a subtle window-pane pattern opened in meticulous work of pulled thread.

Creator

Carolyne Roehm, 1951-, Designer

Date

1980-1989

Contributor

Gift from Jorge Guillen

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-441

Coverage

United States

Extent

Bust: 34"

Curator Notes

Fair condition. Wrist elastic are dry rot and don't stretch anymore. The thin silk chiffon shows signs of pull and fray where the skirting pleats were sewn shut.

Textile

Silk Chiffon, Rayon, Acrylic Beading, and Elastic

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Accession Number

2004.7.10

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Citation

Carolyne Roehm, 1951-, Designer, “Carolyne Roehm, Navy Blue Silk Chiffon Floor-length Gown,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed March 30, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/417.

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