Rayon Satin & Lace Appliqué Full Sleeve Dressing Gown

Rayon Satin & Lace Appliqué Full Sleeve Dressing Gown, c.1940s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Date: c. 1940s

Origin: Great Britain

Fabric: Rayon satin & lace

Brand: Unknown

 

This luxurious satin dressing gown incorporates profuse lace appliqué, an expensive and time consuming technique wherein the motifs within the lace are cut from the tulle by hand and restitched to a new base fabric. The embellishment covers the front of the bodice, the back waist yoke and the sleeve cuffs.

The body of this gown is comprised of a relatively heavy rayon satin. The garment is cut with a full skirt, pleated into the front waist seam for additional volume, and full length sleeves that gather into elasticated cuffs at the wrist. The robe fastens with 18 rouleau button loops and satin covered buttons, with an additional rouleau satin tie at the neck.

 

From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2017-090

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