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Woman's Dress: Skirt and Bodice
Reception Dress

Designed by Jeanne Hallée, French, 1880 - 1914

Made in Paris, France, Europe

c. 1905

Peach and yellow changeable silk taffeta, lace, pink silk satin ribbon, silk georgette

Skirt (Center Front Length): 55 1/8 inches (140 cm) Bodice (Waist): 20 7/8 inches (53 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Marie Josephine Rozet and Rebecca Mandeville Rozet Hunt, 1935

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The house of Jeanne Hallée was famed for its lingerie-inspired tea gowns and use of lace. This reception dress, which looks to the fashions worn during the reign of Louis XVI (1774-92), would have been worn to receive guests at home in the afternoon. It belonged to Marie Josephine Rozet from Chicago. She and her sister, Rebecca Mandeville Rozet (Mrs. William Prescott Hunt, Jr.), purchased much of their wardrobe in Paris and carefully documented the date when each garment was worn and the name of the wearer.