Woman's 1-piece sleeveless sheath style dress made of metallic silver paper. The dress has a layer of batting between the silver paper outer layer and the synthetic fabric lining, and is quilted overall in a diagonal grid pattern. The round neckline has sewn-on translucent plastic discs and dangling crystals. Zipper closure in back.
(Keywords: Fashion, Evening Wear, Mod, Mini Dress, Twentieth Century, New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of The Benefit Shop|
|Ownership and History||This dress was made by Joan Gerhard Hiby (1932-1993), an art teacher at the Pratt Institute in Manhattan. She made this dress to wear to a benefit called "Reflections" at the Shalimar on Staten Island. She sewed the dress on a Singer sewing machine at her residence, 46 Fort Hill Circle, New Brighton, Staten Island.|
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
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