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dress with jacket

American


Snapdragon flowers are printed on the fabric of this elegant dress and jacket.

The skirt consists of widths of fabric that are joined together with four black net strips. The flounce adds extra fullness to the bottom of the skirt.

The jacket, which is cut on the bias from one piece of fabric, has dolman sleeves and self-ties, which wrap around the waist and tie in the back.

Mrs. Robert S. Ashby* (Susan Gatch Ashby) Indianapolis, through her son Willis Ashby and daughter Jean Ashby care of Claudia Yokooji, California; given to IMA September 2008.
*Piece may have belonged to Mrs. Ashby's mother, Mrs. Gatch.

Object Information

nationality
American
creation date
late 1930s
materials
silk chiffon, netting
accession number
2008.741
credit line
Gift of the Ashby Family
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors