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Object Name Dress
Date ca. 1965
Description 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.
Earliest Date 1963
Latest Date 1967
Maker Joan Hiby
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Hiby, Joan (Gerhard)
Catalog Number 94.002.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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