Victor Costa, Black Velvet Evening Gown

Title

Victor Costa, Black Velvet Evening Gown

Description

Hour-glass full-length evening gown in black polyester velvet. The wide, deep round neck opening is trimmed with a double layer of heat-set pleated polyester. The long, narrow sleeves are set directly in the shoulder and trimmed with pleated polyester at the cuff. The two-piece bodice is shaped with waist darts. The full skirt is gathered and inserted directly in the bodice at natural waist. The hem is trimmed with a broader heat-set pleated polyester ribbon. The garment is closed via a covered zipper running from neck to hip along center back seam.

Creator

Victor Costa, 1935-, Designer

Date

1980-1989

Contributor

Gift from Beverly Maurice

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-1624

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Bust: 36"; Waist: 29"

Curator Notes

Excellent condition. Similar to other pieces by Costa found in our Archive. The bodice is lined with acetate. There a belt loop still attached on the side seam at waist indicating that the garment used to be cinched at the waist via a belt, missing.

Textile

Polyester and Velvet

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Accession Number

2011.66.13

Files

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Citation

Victor Costa, 1935-, Designer, “Victor Costa, Black Velvet Evening Gown,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed April 4, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/516.

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