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Black and white sequin dress worn by Ophelia DeVore

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Banff, Ltd., American  Search this
Worn by:
Ophelia DeVore, American, 1922 - 2014  Search this
Medium:
wool, sequins, silk, and metal fasteners
Dimensions:
H x W: 50 x 17 1/2 in. (127 x 44.5 cm)
Type:
dresses
Place used:
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Date:
1959
Description:
Black and white sequin dress worn by Ophelia DeVore. The dress is made from off-white knit wool that is contoured to the body at the hip. It is sleeveless with a boat neck knee-high slits at each side of the floor-length sheath skirt. It is covered entirely in black and white sequins sewn in a harlequin design. The dress closes at the center back with a zipper and one (1) metal hook-and-eye.
The dress is lined in off-white silk. A white fabric label with black embroidered text to the right of a gold metallic embroidered crown logo is sewn at the interior back neck to the proper right of the zipper that reads "BANFF LTD. / HAND FINISHED / DOUBLE KNIT / 100% VIRGIN WOOL".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ophelia DeVore
Object number:
2011.25.3.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd546f70dec-1e0d-443a-ab10-2581c6507688
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.25.3.1