"Green Goddess" cocktail ensemble. A: Dress in chartreuse accordion pleated wool jersey; below-knee length; fitted through waist; deep plunging square neckline, bust drapery gathers into center front; padded shoulders; cap sleeves; natural waistline; flared skirt; proper left side zipper closure; unlined. B: Cummerbund belt in dark green snakeskin; applied silver tone coiled snakes either side center front; proper left and right silver tone buckles; leather facing; worn at natural waist. C: Headpiece of brown synthetic mesh; tubular. D-E: Pair of d'orsay evening sandals in brown suede; ankle strap; peep-toe; platform sole; 3-inch heel. F-G: Pair of gloves in brown rayon suede; evening length. Hanging tags: Bloomingdale's New York ; Cocoa / "Natch" / (a hat) by / John / Fredericks / To be worn / with / Chartreuse / Wool Jersey / Dress / by / Jo / Copeland. Stamped, proper right, D-E: I. Miller / Beautiful Shoes. Stamped, proper left, D-E: I. Miller Sons, inc. / Reg. US. Pat. Off. / New York. Stamped, F-G: Wear Right Made of Rayon Made in U.S.A., 7. Worn with jewelry set, 2013.5.99A-F. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented in 1947 at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in honor of the department store's 75th anniversary.


  • Title: "Green Goddess" ensemble
  • Creator: Jo Copeland, John-Frederics
  • Creator Birth Date: 1899
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Manufacturer: I. Miller
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Location Created: United States
  • Type: Belt (costume accessory), Dress (garment), Gloves, Hood (headgear), Shoe (footwear)
  • Medium: Jersey (textile), Leather, Wool (textile), Mesh, Rayon, Snakeskin, Metal
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Bloomingdale's

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