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Late 1920's Moiré Evening Gown

Description

Light orange moiré silk sleeveless dress. Waistline is formed by v-shaped seams with gathered matching silk falling from waist to form skirt. Skirt also has three chiffon layers at bottom. The first is a light orange, then a light brown and a brown. Skirt is rather full. Back of dress has a v-shaped opening.

Source

HCT.1986.80.35

Date

c.1928-1933

Provenance

This dress was worn by Ruth Russell Sears. Ruth was born to Sophia McTaggart and Frank Russell in Marietta, Ohio on May 28, 1904. Ruth graduated from Marietta College in 1924 and pursued her graduate studies in music in New York from 1924-1926. Ruth was an accomplished musician, and accompanied a concert violinist for a period of time. In fact, she is noted as touring Europe for several months in 1928 with her Uncle, Edward McTaggart.

Decade

1920-1929
1930-1939

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Collection

Citation

“Late 1920's Moiré Evening Gown,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed April 13, 2024, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5157.