A: Evening dress in black rayon crepe; full-length; gathered surplice neckline; long sleeves, elastic at wrists; bodice and skirt gathering centered at natural waistline; straight skirt; draped front panel extends from waist to ankle, raccoon fur edging hem; proper left side zipper closure. B: Cummerbund in black rayon crepe; hook-and-eye center back closure. Label, A: Bergdorf-Goodman / Fifth Ave., New York / M [handwritten] Miss L. Lyons / Date [handwritten] Elvira No. [handwritten] 34909.


  • Title: Evening dress in black rayon crepe with cummerbund
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Type: Evening dress (garment)
  • Medium: Rayon, Fur (hair material), Crepe (textile)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)

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