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1930's Purple Satin Gown

Description

Louise Mulligan independent designer gown of dark violet rayon satin with yellow/green acetate taffeta front pleated inset at center front hem. Deep purple sleeveless satin gown cut on bias with V-neck. Shoulder seam in slight gathers with fabric piece forming slight gathering below bust. Shirring along center front seam ending at bottom of torso. Princess seam in back with left side zipper. Floor-length skirt is full at hem created by numerous godets starting around knee to hem. Garment is fully lined to which green acetate taffeta pleated unit is attached going from side seams and showing below shirring area at front hem. Acetate green taffeta shows extensive fume fading. Length is slightly shorter at center front forming a small train from sides to back.

Source

HCT.2008.24.17

Date

c.1937-1941

Provenance

This dress was worn by Betty Kibele. Betty was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 15, 1917 to Relnah and George Stirling. Betty Kibele (née Stirling) attended The Ohio State University as a student in Home Economics in the late 1930s. Betty was a member of Delta Delta Delta, and served as a campus representative for The Union. This entailed modeling and putting on fashion shows for the campus sororities.

Designer/Manufacturer/Retailer

Louise Mulligan Original Design
Junior Miss Registered Original Design
F.O.G.A.

Fiber/Fabric Information

Rayon

Decade

1930-1939

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Citation

“1930's Purple Satin Gown,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed March 4, 2024, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5166.