Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Evening Dress

Woman's Evening Dress

Designed by Gustave Tassell, American, 1926 - 2014

Made in United States, North and Central America

Fall 1968

Silk satin, glass brilliants

Center Back Length: 57 inches (144.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the designer, 1972

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The Tassell look for evening was understated and luxurious at the same time. In 1968 and 1969 it featured long sleeves, a high neckline, and a little tie under the bust. The designer is known for his sparing use of surface decoration, seen in this dress decorated with sparkling, topaz-colored crescents.