Bob Mackie, Fuchsia Silk Velvet Strapless Gown

Title

Bob Mackie, Fuchsia Silk Velvet Strapless Gown

Description

Strapless full-length gown in fuchsia silk burnt-out velvet. The velvet fuchsia smooth nape is combed flat and intersects with black Lurex nape punched around burnt-out patches of violet voile creating leopard spot pattern. The sweet-heart asymmetric bodice is mounted on boning and cut in a descending diagonal between the rib cage and natural waist, with a suggestion of a drape along the left breast. The skirting is gathered for extra drape and volume at the front of the body, and slashed open from hip to hem for a long slit along the left thigh. The garment is zipped shut via a covered zipper running from mid-back to hip along the center back seam. The bodice is lined with black crepe de chine; the skirting is lined with black silk chiffon.

Creator

Bob Mackie, 1939- , Designer

Date

1980-1989

Contributor

Gift from Anonymous donor

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-1561

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Bust: 32"; Waist; 24"

Curator Notes

Excellent condition. This is one of our most flamboyant pieces from the 1980's. The construction is impeccable: so is the condition of the dress. This is a perfect example of bustier-mounted gown and asymmetrical design. The label indicates this piece was sold at Polly Adams; Laredo, Texas.

Textile

Silk/Lurex burnt Velvet

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Accession Number

1980.101.11

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Citation

Bob Mackie, 1939- , Designer, “Bob Mackie, Fuchsia Silk Velvet Strapless Gown,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed April 5, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/515.

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