"Noon-Day Sun" ensemble comprising dress with belt and pair of shoes

Joset Walker1947

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY, United States

"Noon Day Sun" ensemble. A: Dress in red, yellow, white and navy batik-type print in allover cowrie shell motif; mid-calf length; fitted bodice; scoop neck front and back; cap sleeves cut-in-one; dropped V waistline; full skirt; six hidden black pearl button closure center front bodice. Textile by Everfast Fabrics. B: Self fabric tie belt, wider in center, tapered toward ends; center front bow; sits at natural waist. C-D: Pair of shoes in black suede; open sides; gathered at instep and counters with suede strips crisscrossing at vamp; gold tone buckle; 1/2-inch platform sole, 1/4-inch stacked heel; cotton twill inner. Label, A: Joset Walker. Stamped, C-D: Town & Country. Worn with 2013.5.101A-C and 2013.5.102.AB. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in honor of the department store's 75th anniversary.


  • Title: "Noon-Day Sun" ensemble comprising dress with belt and pair of shoes
  • Creator: Joset Walker
  • Creator Birth Date: 1902
  • Creator Death Date: 1999
  • Manufacturer: Everfast Fabrics, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Type: Dress (garment), Belt (costume accessory), Shoe (footwear), Ensemble (costume)
  • Medium: Suede, Cotton (textile), Pearl (animal material)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Joset Walker / Bloomingdale's

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