Ball gown

Jacques Fath

National Museums Scotland

National Museums Scotland

Woman's ball gown of pale pink satin, full length sleeves with zip fastenings at wrists, bodice with v-shaped neckline, with centre front zip fastening, garment bodice embroidered with stylised flowers and seeds, large elliptical topaz coloured pastes, chunky beads and raised couched threads and braids and scattered silver and gold sequins, the skirt is gently gathered at the hips and culminates in a padded, quilted band at hem, lined with layers of tulle, labelled 'Jacques Fath, Paris' on bodice interior, worn with cape of matching pale pink satin: French, Paris, designed by Jacques Fath, probably Spring-Summer, 1948

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  • Title: Ball gown
  • Creator: Jacques Fath
  • Creator Birth Date: 1912
  • Creator Death Date: 1954
  • Fashion House: Jacques Fath
  • Date Created: c. 1948
  • Location: National Museum of Scotland
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Gown
  • Rights: © National Museums Scotland
  • Medium: Silk satin

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