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Black cocktail dress with overall applique of black sequins

Donald Brooks1963

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY, United States

Cocktail dress of black silk faille ground applied allover with black sequins; knee-length; lightly boned bodice, built over black net understructure; slight sweetheart neckline; sleeveless with narrow straps of self fabric; natural waistline; full, gathered circular skirt; center back zipper closure; attached silk underskirt. Worn by Ethel Merman in 1963 while performing at the Persian Room in the Plaza Hotel.

Details

  • Title: Black cocktail dress with overall applique of black sequins
  • Creator: Donald Brooks
  • Creator Birth Date: 1928
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Provenance: Worn by Ethel Merman in 1963 while performing at the Persian Room in the Plaza Hotel.
  • Type: Cocktail dress
  • Medium: Sequin (spangle), Silk (fiber), Faille, Net (textile)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Donald Brooks

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