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1919

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1929

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Evening Dress, ca. 1924

This is a Evening Dress. It was retailed by Metz & Co. and B. Altman & Co..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Rhode Island School of Design as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1924. Its medium is silk, metallic yarn, glass beads, compound weave.

This dress exhibits the increasingly international reach of the fashion industry in the 1920s. Made with silk designed by Liberty of London, it was retailed by forward-thinking department stores B. Altman & Co. in New York and Metz & Co. in Amsterdam. Its complicated pieced construction creates a cubist collage.

It is credited Lent by Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum Collection, Museum Collection, S84.123A.

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Its dimensions are

Center back L: 109.2 cm (43 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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