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Object Name Dress
Alternate Name Evening Dress
Date 1950s
Description Woman's 1-piece evening dress of multicolored pastel lace and powder pink tulle. Lace bodice has pointed peplum and thin straps. Full-length gathered skirt has multiple layers of draped pink tulle over synthetic lining. Side zipper closure. Cloth label at waist: "Ceil Chapman." Designer Ceil Chapman was born on Staten Island and worked on Seventh Avenue, New York City in the 1940s and 1950s.
(Keywords: Fashion, Spaghetti Straps, Evening Wear, Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Margaret K. Porazzi
Ownership and History Worn by donor, Margaret K. (Kavanagh) Porazzi of Staten Island, who was PTA president of St. Joseph Hill Academy in the 1950s. Mrs. Porazzi was honored as a Staten Island Advance Woman of Achievement in 1987. She died February 4, 1998.
Earliest Date 1950
Latest Date 1959
Maker Ceil Chapman
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Porazzi, Margaret K.
Chapman, Ceil
Catalog Number 88.057.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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