day dress
day dress
day dress

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Day Dress

Hubert d. Givenchy, Designer (French, 1927-)


A collage of pink petunias decorates the surface of this dress. The dress, a simple shift, is divided into three sections. A lengthened waist begins below the bust and drops below the natural waistline, a detail that is emphasized by the addition of a thin belt.

Givenchy was famous for his classic designs and deceptively simple day dresses. He was a favorite among American manufacturers because his creations were easily adaptable for mass-market production.

Ambassador George Feldman and Miss Margot Feldman, New York (through Stan Weaver, New York); Indianapolis Museum of Art (June 21, 1984).

Object Information

designer
Hubert d. Givenchy (French, 1927-)
creation date
early 1970s
materials
silk crepe de chine
dimensions
L: 41 3/4 in. (dress)
mark descriptions
Couture # 54962
accession number
1984.82A-B
credit line
Gift of Ambassador George Feldman and Miss Margot Feldman from the collection and in memory of Marion S. Feldman
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors