Artistic gown of silk crepe hand-painted with flowers and embroidered with silver beads and bouilon; shoulderstrap on PR side with deep, low neckline oramented ith sequins and beads; draped himation is bordered in silver with repeating Greek key motifs; large, handpainted flowers; underdress of pleated chiffon over silk and all-over beading; trained.
Label: None (a signature may be in the floral painting but is illegible)
Date: 1899-1901
Note: Acquired in Connecticut.


  • Title: Evening Ensemble
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1899/1901
  • Location Created: France or Great Britain
  • Physical Dimensions: Gown CB: 75 1/4" Himation: L: 79 1/2"
  • Provenance: Gift of Steven Porterfield
  • Type: Ensemble
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Hand-painted silk crepe, chiffon crepe, silk faille, silver bouillion, mercury-lined glass beads & glass disks

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