This work in the popular mermaid line style of the 1930s, is the triumph of Molyneux's golden age. The bias-cut fabric encases the body closely, and the gathers at the seams create a beautiful drape.
In the 1930s, styles exposing feminine curves returned to fashion. Hair, which was short in the 1920s, became longer again, and previously knee-length skirts became ankle-length. Made of soft fabric, long sheath dresses of the decade correspond to the streamlined design that was popular at that time.


  • Title: Evening Dress
  • Creator: Edward Molyneux
  • Fashion House: MODÈLE MOLYNEUX 5, Rue Royale
  • Label: MODÈLE MOLYNEUX 5, Rue Royale
  • Manufacturer: Molyneux
  • Date Created: Autumn/Winter 1935
  • Season: Autumn / Winter 1935
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: Green velvet one-piece dress; bias cut.

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