Black wool gown with fur trimmed hem worn by Ophelia DeVore

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
DeVore, Ophelia, American, 1922 - 2014
Medium
wool knit, fur, and metal fasteners
Dimensions
L x W: 50 x 17 1/2 in. (127 x 44.5 cm)
Type
dresses
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
early 1950s
Description
Black wool evening dress with a black fur trimmed hem worn by Ophelia DeVore. The dress is made from black wool knit and has a scoop neck, full-length fitted sleeves, and a full floor-length skirt that is gathered at the natural waistline. There are black thread loops sewn around the waist for attaching a belt. The bottom of the skirt is trimmed in a 5 1/2 inch band of black fur. The dress closes at the center back with a zipper and one (1) metal hook into a thread loop.
The bodice of the dress is lined in the black wool knit. The sleeves and skirt are not lined. There are no labels.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ophelia DeVore
Object number
2011.25.1.1
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

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