Victor Costa, Black Polyester Taffeta Evening Dress

Title

Victor Costa, Black Polyester Taffeta Evening Dress

Description

Full-length dress in black polyester taffeta. The large round neck opening is trimmed with heat-set pleated ribbon and lace. As the neck opening runs from shoulder to shoulder, the poof elbow-length sleeves are set directly in the neckline and mounted on elastic. The princess line bodice stops at natural waist with the gored skirting gathered directly into the waist. The hemline is trimmed with heat-pleated taffeta which is trimmed with lace. A covered zipper runs from neckline to hip level along center back. A belt loop is still attached to the right side seam which suggests that the dress used to be cinched with a waist belt covering the seam between the bodice and skirting. Only the bodice is lined in what appears to be acetate.

Creator

Victor Costa, 1935-, Designer

Date

1980-1989

Contributor

Gift from Beverly Maurice

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-1643

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Bust: 34"; Waist: 27"

Curator Notes

Excellent condition. Missing waist belt.

Textile

Polyester Taffeta

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Accession Number

2011.66.18

Files

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Citation

Victor Costa, 1935-, Designer, “Victor Costa, Black Polyester Taffeta Evening Dress,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed April 4, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/511.

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