Two-piece dress in violet cotton voile. A: Fitted blouse, tucked into skirt at natural waist; high banded collar with single button, sheer yoke with sweetheart neckline; 3/4-length loose sleeves, banded cuffs slightly gathered by elastic at wrist; crossover center front (proper right to left) with two button closure at proper left front hip; self lining from bust to hem. B: Accordion-pleated full skirt; mid-calf length; wide waistband and hem; center back hook-and-eye closure; attached slip. Labels, A and B: Valentina. Made for and worn by Katharine Cornell.


  • Title: Dress in violet cotton voile
  • Creator: Valentina Sanina Schlee
  • Creator Birth Date: 1899
  • Creator Death Date: 1989
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Provenance: Made for and worn by Katharine Cornell.
  • Type: Dress (garment), Blouse (main garment), Skirt (garment)
  • Medium: Cotton (fiber), Voile
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Valentina

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