1940s Light Green Long Dress with Grape Motif
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.
Additional fiber images and information available at the CAMEO Materials Database at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
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.
Set-in Sleeve, Wedge SIlhouette
Green light, Purple
“1940s Light Green Long Dress with Grape Motif,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed January 25, 2020, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/1748.
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