"Starry Night" ensemble. A: Black nylon tulle Evening dress; floor-length; strapless; boned, fitted bodice, tulle draped proper left side, wrapping around upper back to drape over left bust, ending in gathered net pouf; fitted natural waist; gathered skirt, applied cluster of faux white violets with blue ribbon at right hip; gathered, knee-length overskirt; proper left side zipper closure; satin backed rayon crepe tubular underskirt. B-C: Evening sandals; black satin, gold edging; crossed straps at instep; ankle strap, goldtone buckle; 3 1/2-inch covered heel; tan leather inner and insole lining. Worn with jewelry set, 2013.5.100A-G. Label, A: Joseph / Whitehead Inc. Stamped, proper right, B-C: I. Miller / Beautiful Shoes. Stamped, proper left, B-C: I. Miller Sons inc / Reg. U.S Pat. Off. / New York. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in honor of the department store's 75th anniversary.


  • Title: "Starry Night" Evening dress with pair of evening sandals
  • Creator: Joseph Whitehead
  • Manufacturer: I. Miller Sons inc
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Type: Evening dress (garment), Shoe (footwear)
  • Medium: Crepe (textile), Nylon, Artificial flower, Satin, Rayon
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Joseph Whitehead / Bloomingdale's

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