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1940s Light Green Long Dress with Grape Motif

Description

Short sleeve gown of light green with surplice style V neck. Fullness is drawn to left side and shirred into zipper. Slightly lowered waist with horizontal draped panel at waistline in back. Skirt wraps and drapes at hip on left side. Left hipline and right shoulder are embellished with half ball buttons covered in deep purple silk faille, sewn to create grape clusters Shoulders are heavily padded.

Source

HCT.1986.111.29

Date

1942

Provenance

This dress belonged to Grace Heck Faust. Grace was born 11/15/1905 to Thomas J. Heck and Mary Maxon. Thomas was a high school teacher and later he was also a bailiff in a courthouse. Grace graduated from the Ohio State University in 1928 and received her law degree from OSU in 1930. She was one of two female law graduates in her class. She would go on to become the first female prosecutor in Ohio. She married for the first time in 1977 to Leo Faust, a fellow attorney.

Design Elements

Set-in Sleeve, Wedge SIlhouette

Fiber/Fabric Information

Rayon

Decade

1940-1949

Color

Green light, Purple

Files

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Collection

Citation

“1940s Light Green Long Dress with Grape Motif,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed September 20, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/1748.

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