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"Dinner at Home" ensemble comprising one-piece hostess pajamas, belt and pair of shoes

Joseph Whitehead1947

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

"Dinner at Home" hostess ensemble. A: Hostess pajamas in ivory rayon stone-wash crepe printed with horizontal rust red ribbon and vertical taupe stripe; floor-length; loosely fitted bodice; deep V-neckline; padded shoulders; long balloon sleeves, two self-covered button closure at cuffs; gathered along shoulder line; wide legged pants gathered at natural waist; ten self-covered button and loop closure center front waist, snap closure waist to hip. B: Belt of goldtone pyramidal metallic studs on ribbed rayon ground; brown leather facing; hook-and-grommet center front closure; sits at natural waist. C-D: Pair of mules in red silk floss in basketweave pattern; open toe; dark pink silk faille covered 3 1/4-inch heel; off-white silk faille insole. Label, A: Joseph / Whitehead, Inc. ; 12. Stamped, C-D: Gay-Step by Keystone. Worn with necklace, 2013.5.97. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in honor of the department store's 75th anniversary.

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  • Title: "Dinner at Home" ensemble comprising one-piece hostess pajamas, belt and pair of shoes
  • Creator: Joseph Whitehead
  • Manufacturer: Bianchini-Férier
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Type: Belt (costume accessory), Shoe (footwear), Pajamas
  • Medium: Metal, Rayon, Crepe (textile), Leather, Silk (fiber), Faille

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