Ball gown in spring green satin

Maria Antonelli1953/1956

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Ball gown in spring green silk satin; embroidery in diagonal grid pattern diminishing in scale of milk-glass beads and silver lurex and filled with stylized bouquets of green chiffon leaves and rhinestone studded white velvet flowers; full-length; straight neckline and low straight back; shoulder straps; slightly raised waist, vertically darted bodice; deep center front inverted box pleat opening out, revealing embroidered triangular panel, additional bouquet, silver satin and pearl embroidery along sides of pleats; acutely wide skirt, knife pleats either side center back from bodice level; proper left side zipper closure; white synthetic horsehair skirt facing. Labels : Antonelli / Roma; Made in Italy.

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  • Title: Ball gown in spring green satin
  • Creator: Maria Antonelli
  • Date Created: 1953/1956
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Type: Gown
  • Medium: Silk (textile), Satin, Synthetic fiber, Embroidering, Bead (pierced object), Glass (material), Lurex (TM), Chiffon, Rhinestone, Velvet (fabric weave), Pearl (animal material)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Antonelli / Roma